This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the water inlet on LG dishwashers. The most common reason for replacing the water inlet is if the dishwasher does not fill properly.
All of the information in this water inlet replacement video is applicable to the following brands: LG Step-By-Step Instructions 1 To replace the water inlet, you will need to uninstall the dishwasher first. 2 To do this, turn off the power to your dishwasher and shut off the water supply valve. 3 Next, remove the screws to release the lower access panel. 4 Pull out the sound dampening pad. 5 Disconnect the water supply line from the inlet valve. 6 Be prepared for some water to spill out. 7 Remove the screw to release the junction box cover. 8 Note the location of the wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires. 9 Use a flathead screwdriver to help remove the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief from the junction box. 10 Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet. 11 Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws. 12 To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance. 13 You can adjust the rear leveling legs by turning the shaft assembly screws at the front. 14 Now, to avoid damage, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet. 15 Open the door and remove both the upper and lower dish racks. 16 Now use pliers to rotate the water inlet cover counter-clockwise to remove. 17 Close the door and carefully tip the dishwasher back so its rear panel rests on a blanket or towel. 18 Use pliers to release the clamp securing the vent tube to the water inlet and pull the tube off. 19 Next, slide the switch cover up and out. 20 Use a flathead screwdriver to help disconnect the switch wire harnesses. 21 Release the wires from the retainer. 22 Remove the screws securing the bottom access plate and pull the plate free. 23 Detach the water flow sensor connecter. 24 Release the clamps securing the fill, overflow and vent hoses and pull the hoses off. 25 You’re now ready to remove the old water inlet assembly. 26 Install the new water inlet assembly by positioning the hoses under the base and attaching them to the appropriate ports. 27 Secure the hoses with the clamps. 28 Connect the water flow sensor connecter. 29 Replace the bottom access plate and secure it with the screws. 30 Connect the wires to the switches and secure the wires with the retainer. 31 Slide the cover into position. 32 Attach the vent tube to the new water inlet and secure it with the clamp. 33 You’re now ready to return the dishwasher to its upright position. 34 Open the door fully position the water inlet and secure it by replacing the cover. 35 Replace both the upper and lower dish racks. 36 You’re now ready to reinstall the dishwasher. 37 Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall. 38 Lift the right side of the dishwasher up and support it with a wood block or a comparable sturdy object. 39 Guide the electrical supply line under the appliance so its wires are accessible through the hole in the junction box. 40 Now remove the support and gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet. 41 Adjust the leveling legs if necessary. 42 Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop. 43 Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer. 44 Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point. 45 Fully position the wire strain relief in the junction box and secure the strain relief nut. 46 Connect the wires using the wire nuts. 47 Align the cover plate and replace the screw to secure. 48 Reconnect the water supply line to the inlet valve. 49 Replace the sound dampening pad. 50 Replace the lower access panel and secure it with the screws. 51 You’re now ready to turn the water supply back on as well as the power and confirm that the dishwasher is functioning properly.