How to change a water softener unit (salt container) on an Indesit Dishwasher

  1. Dishwasher
    How to change a water softener unit (salt container) on an Indesit Dishwasher
  2. Safety First:Remove the Plug from the Mains Socket
    Safety first 2
  3. Tools required:Phillips Screwdriver and a pair of pliers
    Phillips screwdriver, Pliers
  4. Indesit DI620 Integrated Dishwasher
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  5. Lay the appliance on its side to expose the base
    DI620 Base 1a
  6. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the base retaining screws
    DI620 Base 2
  7. Remove further base retaining screws
    DI620 Base 3
  8. Carefully pull the base out a small amount
    DI620 Base 4
  9. Locate the overflow unit on the inside of the base
    DI620 Overflow Container 1
  10. Make a note of the wires and remove them, now remove the base
    DI620 Overflow Container 2
  11. Locate the water softening unit
    DI620 Water Softner 1
  12. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them
    DI620 Water Softner 2
  13.  Wires removed
    DI620 Water Softner 3
  14. Grip the small grey pipe & remove it
    DI620 Water Softner 4
  15. Small grey pipe removed from the  water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 5
  16. Using the pliers release the corbin clip retaining the small black pipe
    DI620 Water Softner 6
  17. Corbin clip removed
    DI620 Water Softner 7
  18. Grip the small black pipe & remove it
    DI620 Water Softner 8
  19. Small black pipe removed from the  water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 9
  20. From inside the appliance remove the salt container cap
    DI620 Water Softner 11
  21. Salt cap removed
    DI620 Water Softner 12
  22. Remove the water softener unit retaining ring
    DI620 Water Softner 14
  23. Retaining ring removed
    DI620 Water Softner 16
  24. From the bottom of the appliance grip the water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 17
  25. Remove the water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 18 
  26. Using the pliers release the corbin clip retaining the hose from the sump
    DI620 Water Softner 19
  27. Grip the hose & remove it from the water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 21
  28. Hose removed from the water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 22
  29. Water softener unit removed from appliance
    DI620 Water Softner 23
  30. Take the new water softener unit (salt container) from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    DI620 Water Softner Unit
  31. Replace the hose connecting the water softener unit to the sump
    DI620 Water Softner 22
  32. Make sure its pushed all the way onto the water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 21
  33. Using the pliers refit the corbin clip
    DI620 Water Softner 19
  34. Fit the new water softener unit to the appliance
    DI620 Water Softner 18
  35. Make sure the water softener unit is in the correct position
    DI620 Water Softner 17
  36. From inside the appliance fit the water softener retaining ring
    DI620 Water Softner 15
  37. Screw the retaining ring as tight as possible by hand
    DI620 Water Softner 14
  38. Retaining ring in place
    DI620 Water Softner 13
  39. Fit the salt cap
    DI620 Water Softner 12
  40. Salt cap in place
    DI620 Water Softner 10
  41. Fit the small black hose to the water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 9
  42. Push the hose all the way onto the water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 8
  43. Using the pliers refit the corbin clip
    DI620 Water Softner 6
  44. Fit the small grey hose to the water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 5
  45. Push the hose all the way on
    DI620 Water Softner 4
  46. Attach the wires to the new water softener unit
    DI620 Water Softner 3
  47. Wires attached
    DI620 Water Softner 2
  48. Water softener unit in place
    DI620 Water Softner 1
  49. Replace the wires to the overflow float  micro switch
    DI620 Overflow Container 2
  50. Wires attached
    DI620 Overflow Container 1
  51. Replace the base
    DI620 Base 4
  52. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the base retaining screws
    DI620 Base 3
  53. Replace further base retaining screws
    DI620 Base 2
  54. Now stand the appliance upright
    DI620 Base 1a
  55. The appliance is now ready for use
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Disclaimer: The information provided has been prepared as a guide only and the steps taken are likely to vary for different appliance models. We strongly recommend using a qualified engineer to undertake major repairs and fault finding.

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