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DIY Samsung dishwasher repair

repair PMM SamsungSamsung technology is highly respected in our country, and indeed in the world. Televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, but what is not produced under the Samsung brand. In particular, this company produces a whole line of dishwashers of rather high quality. But, like any equipment, these machines have weak points, which we will definitely talk about when we discuss the repair of Samsung dishwashers.

What often breaks in these dishwashers?

Samsung freestanding and built-in dishwashers have similar common problems. Some defects are typical for most dishwashers, and some are more common only on Samsung technology, anyway, let's list them.

  1. Firstly, these are various blockages. As a rule, the trash filter and the intake valve filter are most often clogged.
  2. Secondly, there are problems with the filling valve. The inlet valves on Samsung dishwashers are not very reliable, this is recognized by many experts. In turn, this has led to frequent breakdowns of this part.

More often, not even the intake valve mechanism itself breaks, but its electrician.

  1. Thirdly, there are problems with the drain pump, which often breaks down on most dishwasher models.
  2. And finally, fourthly, it is necessary to mention the defects of the flow heating element. Problems with heating water - this is a defect record holder in Samsung dishwashers. Heating elements break down very often, and they have to be changed, since they cannot be repaired.

Here is such a, not too large list, which we have to discuss today. Let's try to do it.

Filter clogging elimination

Filters are a typical “sore” of any dishwasher, including Samsung machines. In fact, blockages can easily be avoided if it is right, and most importantly, to take care of your “home assistant” in a timely manner, but only a few do it. Thank you for at least someone looking at the instructions and reading that dirty dishes must be cleaned of food debris before being put in baskets. Many do not.

Where is the garbage filter does not clog and does not create problems for the user. The symptom of a clogged trash filter is manifested as follows. Water from the machine stops leaving, it freezes and stops its work. The error crashes in about the first 15-20 minutes of the program. What to do?

  1. Carefully open the door of the machine and remove the basket for dishes, which is located below.
  2. We collect with a rag dirty water, which may in some quantities remain at the bottom of the washing chamber.
  3. We remove the lower sprinkler, which is held on a plastic latch.
  4. We take a hand at the trash filter, which stands next to the mesh at the bottom of the washing chamber and turn it counterclockwise half a turn.
  5. We take out both the mesh and the filter, and then we wash these parts under a stream of warm water.

Use a dishwashing detergent to rinse the filter, as its membrane may be covered with a layer of grease that does not allow water to pass through.

If the water from the machine drains normally, but there are problems with the bay, maybe the flow filter that is at the inlet to the inlet valve is clogged. How to clean it with your own hands? First you need to shut off the water. Then you need to unscrew the inlet hose and check it for blockages. If the hose itself is clean, we find a small plastic mesh at the base of the inlet valve, remove it and check. Very often, a layer of limescale forms on this mesh, which does not allow water to pass under sufficient pressure into the dishwasher.

After cleaning the mesh, we put it in place, and then screw on the inlet hose and open the water. By the way, blockages can be located in the depths of the dishwasher.Yes, such blockages are difficult to get, but there is a solution. Need to use dishwasher cleaner. It is worth only once a month to empty the machine with this tool, and problems with blockages will leave you forever.

Bulk valve replacementfiller valve on samsung

If water does not enter the dishwasher at all, and there is no blockage inside, it may be because the inlet valve is not working. You need to check. First, disconnect the dishwasher from electricity and water utilities, and then pull it out somewhere where it will be convenient to work with it. Next, you need to unscrew the right side wall and remove the sound insulation to the side.

As soon as this succeeds, all the main parts of the dishwasher, including the inlet valve, will open in front of you. We disconnect the wires from it and check the electrician using a conventional device, which is called a multimeter. As already mentioned, at the Samsung cars, the electric valve of the intake valve often burns, if you find this during the test, change the valve. We buy a new part, unscrew the old one and fasten a new one in its place, there is nothing complicated.

How to change the drain pump?

The pump is also easy to detect if you remove the side wall of the PMM Samsung. It is possible to repair the pump in the event of a defect, but this is a dreary matter, and “it’s not worth the candle”, it’s easier to change it. Check the pump through visual inspection and a multimeter. Particular attention to the impeller. When installing a new pump, you need to connect the wires correctly, so beginners are advised to take pictures of how the old part is installed so as not to confuse anything by inexperience.

The old pump is removed by turning it counterclockwise. The new one is set by turning clockwise. It seems to be nothing complicated either. If the drain pump is in normal condition, you need to check the supply wiring, it is possible that it is in it.

Solving heater problems

TEN dishwashers SamsungA burned-out heating element will manifest itself in the fact that the machine will try to wash the dishes in cold water. The situation with a heater breakdown is unpleasant because a new part is quite expensive. Replacing it will not create difficulties even for someone who has never seen a dishwasher from the inside. What should be done? How to fix this problem?

  1. Remove both sides of the Samsung dishwasher and remove the noise insulation.
  2. You will see the heater immediately, since it is fixed between two thick black pipes.
  3. We remove the supply wires from the part and check the resistance of the heater. If the multimeter shows 30 Ohms, then the part is working, if the value tends to zero, the heating element must be changed.
  4. Unscrew the clamps and remove the old heater.
  5. We put in its place a new one and connect the wiring correctly.
  6. We assemble the machine in the reverse order and check its operation.

So, repairing a Samsung dishwasher on your own is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. It depends on what kind of defect you have to deal with. If the control module is intact, but something else has broken, you can take on the repair, but if the defect is in the electronic filling, it is better to trust a professional. Good luck


1 reader comment

  1. Gravatar Sergey Sergei:

    Good day. A temperature sensor flew in my dishwasher, flipped through the entire Internet, even went to the Samsung service center but where I can’t find a new sensor. What can you do, can you help me how? Thank you in advance for your help.

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