How to change the soap dispenser on a dishwasher

  1. Dishwasher
    How to change the soap dispenser on a dishwasher
  2. Safety first remove plug from mains socket.
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a Phillips screwdriver and a flat head screwdriver.
    Drum paddle tools
  4. Using the phillips screwdriver remove the inner screws of the door panel
    Door front removal 1
  5. Remove the outer screws of the door panel and remove the lower door panel
    Door front removal 2
  6. Remove door panel to expose soap dispenser.
    Soap dispenser attached
  7.  Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful) and remove them.
    Soap dispenser wires
  8. Remove the wires
    Soap dispenser wire removal
  9. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 6 retaing screws
    Soap dispenser removal 1
  10. Gently  push the retaining clip with the screwdriver
    Soap dispenser corner clips
  11. Gently push retaining clip in opposite corner.
    Soap dispenser corner clips 2
  12. Open door and locate soap dispenser
    Soap dispenser inside door
  13. Remove soap dispenser.
    Soap dispenser inside door 2
  14. Clean around soap dispenser aperture inside of door. 
    Soap dispenser inside door removed
  15. Clean around soap dispenser aperture outside of door.
    Soap dispenser outside door removed
  16. Take soap dispenser from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance
    DST4071358131 
  17. From inside the door fit new soap dispenser
    Soap dispenser inside door 2
  18. Push it home firmly until it clips into place.
    Soap dispenser inside door
  19. From outside the door replace 6 retaining screws
    Soap dispenser removal 1
  20. Replace the wires
    Soap dispenser wire removal 
  21.  You can now replace the door front
    Soap dispenser wires
  22. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 6 inner screws of the door panel
    Door front removal 1
  23. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the 2 outer screws of the door panel
    Door front removal 2
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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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