, we’d like to explain you how to change the inlet water valve on your dishwasher. It’s a really easy job. All we’re going to need is a quarter inch nut driver, pair of slip joint pliers, and a flat-blade screwdriver. Let me explain you how we do it.
Now, before we begin this repair, the first thing we’ll need to do is to disconnect power to the dishwasher. We’ll also want to turn off the inlet water supply.
It’s easier to do this repair if we can pull the dishwasher out of the cabinet, so you may need to disconnect the mounting tabs at the top of the tub that attach it to the bottom of the counter and make sure that there’s enough waterline to pull the dishwasher completely out.Once we’ve done that, we can then take off this lower access panel. It’s typically held in place with either quarter inch hex head screws, or in the case of this model, it has quick disconnect plastic tabs that open with a quarter turn with a flat-blade screwdriver.
Give them each a turn and pull the access panel away.
Now, we’ve tilted this dishwasher back to give you a better view of how this repair takes place.
Once you’ve removed the lower access panel, your next step would be to remove the inlet water supply to the valve.
Once you’ve done that, we’ll next remove this quarter inch hex head screw then slide the valve to the left and towards the back and pull it free.Next, remove the wire harness connector and push back on that locking tab and gently lift up on the connector.
Next, we’ll remove this spring clamp. Just compress it and slide it up under the hose and then pull the hose off the outlet from the valve. There will be some water in that hose, so be prepared to collect it.
Get our new valve, slide that hose firmly onto the outlet of the valve.
Reposition the spring clamp, make sure there won’t be any kinks in it.
Reconnect the wire harness, make sure that that locking tab holds that in place.
Slide the valve into position and then reinstall the retaining screw.
Now, if your valve did not use a standard hose type thread, the new valve does come with an adapter.We simply thread that onto the valve.
Tighten it securely and then angle the inlet in the direction where your supply is. NowWe’re ready to stand the dishwasher back up and push it into the cabinets.
Now that we have the dishwasher back into the cabinets and secured to the countertop, we’ve reconnected the inlet water supply, checked for leaks, we’ve turned on the power, we’ve also put the access panel back on, our repair is complete.