How to replace a sump seal on a dishwasher

  1. Dishwasher
    How to replace a sump seal on a dishwasher
  2. Safety first remove plug from mains socket
    Safety First
  3. Tools required are a pair of mole grips and a Phillips screwdriver.
    Zanussi heater tools
  4. Grip the spray arm and give it a good pull to remove it.
    Spray arm
  5. Twist and remove sump filter
    Sump water filter 1
  6. Remove filter mesh
    Sump water filter 2
  7. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws and remove lid.
    Lid removal
  8. Using the phillips screwdriver remove inner screws both sides of door
    Door front removal 1
  9. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 outer screws and remove door panel
    Door front removal 2
  10. Using the phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws and remove front bottom closure.
    Front bottom closure
  11. Using the phillips screwdriver remove screws and remove side panels
    Side panel removal
  12. Lay the machine on its back to expose the bottom use a cloth to protect surface
    Base image
  13. Using the phillips screwdriver remove retaining screws from bottom 
    Base removal 1
  14. Using the phillips screwdriver remove retaining screws from cover plate 
    Base removal 2
  15. Using the phillips screwdriver remove retaining screws and remove legs
    Base removal 3
  16. Using the phillips screwdriver remove remaining screws
    Base removal 4
  17. Remove metal cover plate
    Base removal 7
  18. Lift base panel from locating lugs on left side
    Base removal 5
  19. Un clip from the right side and remove base panel
    Base removal 6
  20. Using the phillips screwdriver remove screws to angled cover plate
    Base removal 8
  21. Using the phillips screwdriver remove further  screws to angled cover plate
    Base removal 9
  22. Remove angled cover plate
    Base removal 10
  23. Using the phillips screwdriver remove retaining screws to plastic bottom
    Base removal 11
  24. Using the phillips screwdriver remove further retaining screws to plastic bottom
    Base removal 12
  25. You can now pull the plastic bottom towards you, do not remove completely. 
    Base removal 13
  26. Release corbin clips and remove 2 small pipes from the sump
    Sump removal 1
  27. Make a note of the wires (a photograph is useful)
    Sump removal 2
  28. Remove the wires
    Sump  removal 3
  29. Wires removed
    Sump  removal 4
  30. Using the mole grips release the corbin clips and remove all hoses from the sump
    Sump  removal 5
  31. Remove all hoses from the sump.
    Sump  removal 6
  32. Using the Phillips screwdriver remove the screws securing the sump
    Sump  removal 8
  33. Remove the screws securing the sump and the spray arm mounting point .
    Sump  removal 9
  34. Remove the spray arm mounting point.
    Sump  removal 10
  35. From the bottom of appliance remove the sump.
    Sump  removal 11
  36. Now remove the sump seal.
    Sump seal removal
  37. Take the new seal from its package ensuring its correct for the appliance.
    Sump seal image
  38. Fit the new seal to the load compartment base.
    Sump seal removal
  39. Replace the sump to the bottom of appliance 
    Sump  removal 11
  40. Replace the spray arm mounting point.
    Sump  removal 10
  41. Replace the screws securing the sump and the spray arm mounting point .
    Sump  removal 9
  42. Using the Phillips screwdriver replace the screws securing the sump
    Sump  removal 8
  43. Using a suitable sealant replace the hoses to the sump.
    Sump  removal 6
  44. Using the mole grips replace corbin clips and secure hoses to sump.
    Sump  removal 5
  45. Replace wires
    Sump  removal 3
  46. Replace 2 small hoses to sump
    Sump removal 2
  47. Using the mole grips secure small hoses with the corbin clips
    Sump removal 1
  48. You can now push the plastic bottom back in and relocate back in appliance.
    Base removal 13
  49. Using the phillips screwdriver refit  retaining screws to plastic bottom
    Base removal 12
  50. Using the phillips screwdriver refit further retaining screws to plastic bottom
    Base removal 11
  51. Replace angled cover plate
    Base removal 10
  52. Using the phillips screwdriver refit  screws to angled cover plate
    Base removal 9
  53. Using the phillips screwdriver refit further  screws to angled cover plate
    Base removal 8
  54. Re-clip from the right side and replace base panel.
    Base removal 6
  55. Lift base panel into locating lugs on left side
    Base removal 5
  56. Refit metal cover plate
    Base removal 7
  57. Using the phillips screwdriver replace the screws
    Base removal 4
  58. Using the phillips screwdriver refit the legs
    Base removal 3
  59. Using the phillips screwdriver replace remaining screws
    Base removal 2
  60. Using the phillips screwdriver replace retaining screws to bottom.
    Base removal 1
  61. The appliance can now be stood up
    Base image
  62. Using the phillips screwdriver replace side panels and replace screws.
    Side panel removal
  63. Using the phillips screwdriver replace bottom closure securing with 2 screws
    Front bottom closure
  64. Using the phillips screwdriver replace door panel securing the 2 outer screws 
    Door front removal 2
  65. Using the phillips screwdriver replace inner screws both sides of door
    Door front removal 1
  66. Using the phillips screwdriver replace lid securing with 2 screws 
    Lid removal
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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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