Quote from: domain on April 06, 2015, 09:51:57 PMDisassemble the sump filter ufo looking thing.Hey domain,Any guidance on what I'm looking for once I've taken apart the ufo? Also, is this why the dishwasher hasn't been drying things? Presumably it's shutting down thinking it isn't draining, though it is, and then not sending itself into drying mode...sound at least plausible? If not, I've got another issue with the drying segment of the dw cycle. Thanks for all the help. Read all your responses in this thread. Just didn't see if the ecs I'm after will be obvious or if there's a picture you could paint my head so I didn't question myself once inside.
Disassemble the sump filter ufo looking thing.
Well I finally had enough with the 2013 Samsung dishwasher. Everything going along fine since I had taken it all apart then last Monday evening started it prior to going bed... woke up in a.m. to find that there were two lights blinking (normal light and the light to the left of it, believe it says heavy?). Looked in the dw booklet, shut circuit breaker off, tried it again only to have it go off about mid-cycle. Got a brand new Kitchenaid.... had KA prior to purchasing the new house and always loved it. Am very happy now. BTW when plumber came to take out Samsung there was water in the bottom of dw...plumber said it was probably the pump.
There's a plastic cover over it. Pull it off and the sensor is a teflon coated white square looking thing. Clean the crud out the bottom and you're good to go.
They supposedly removed them from newer models. Samsung could not tell me how they sensed draining without one.
Could you give me a more detailed description of how you find the sensor? My Samsung dishwasher is 2 years old (so out of warranty) and goes between working fine and having the delicate light blinking. your help is greatly appreciated.
Quote from: tamugirl04 on January 25, 2016, 03:08:40 PMCould you give me a more detailed description of how you find the sensor? My Samsung dishwasher is 2 years old (so out of warranty) and goes between working fine and having the delicate light blinking. your help is greatly appreciated.You're referring to the Samsung DW80F600, correct? I came across this thread tonight and fixed mine. Mine was exactly as described: sensor was gunked up with food debris. This started happening to mine after 1.5yrs of use. You don't need to remove the dishwasher; it's pretty easy.First take both racks out.Remove every pan-head (dome) screw in the round plastic part in the bottom. There will be a total of 12 or so. They are all the same size. You don't need to remove the 2 small flat-head screws that are right next to the center of the sprayer (should be obvious; they are a different type of screw).Gently pull the whole bottom sprayer assembly up a few inches.While holding the water duct in the back (part that attaches to the round sprayer base and goes up the back of the washer to provide water for top sprayers), turn the bottom round plastic assembly a bit (to the right, i believe) to disconnect the water duct. Look at it closely first: you'll see how it has 2 tabs. The bottom round plastic assembly just needs to be turned a few inches to line up the tabs so the water duct can be disconnected. Go gentle here until you understand what you're doing. It should come apart easily. Once disconnected, take the round sprayer & screen assembly and throw it in the sink.Remove the water impeller assembly. This just requires removing 1 screw on the white wheel. Then lift out the wheel and the grey plastic assembly it sits in.Now the bottom reservoir is wide open. You'll see lots of gunk. On the right-hand side, theres plastic cover about 1"x3". This just pops off (lift it straight up). Underneath this are the sensors. Wipe everything off, it should come off pretty easy. If your sink has a sprayer hose, shoot that in the bottom for a bit. Then close it up and run the "drain" cycle (only takes 1-2min). You might have to do this 1 or 2 more times to get all the sludge out. Rinse the grey plastic parts in your sink too. The screen part should lift off (it won't come completely off because the sprayer will be in the way) but you can shoot water in there to rinse it out.Reverse the steps to assemble. Done. Immediately fixes the problem. Should only take 30min tops. Good luck!