Jackson Dishwasher Quick Fixes & Repairs

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Jackson offers a full range of reliable commercial dishwashers and warewashers for your restaurant, café, healthcare facility and other commercial foodservice spaces. To ensure your dishwasher unit stays working as it should, sometimes you may need to make a minor repair. Below are instructions on how to make quick repairs and fixes on your Jackson dishwasher.

How to Replace a Jackson DishStar HT-E Chemical Pump Squeeze Tube


Supplies Needed:


  • Philips head screwdriver

  • Flat head screwdriver

  • Needle-nose pliers

  • 7/16 socket wrench

  • Side cutter

  • Zip ties

  • Rubber gloves

  • Safety goggles

Once you’ve gathered all necessary materials, follow these steps:


  • Step 1—Power down the unit by switching off the circuit breaker.

  • Step 2—Using a 7/16 socket wrench, remove the two screws on the front of the kick panel. Open the panel to access the chemical feed pumps.

  • Step 3—Find the face plate covering the tube that needs to be replaced. Using a screwdriver, remove the faceplate then gently slide the tube out of the rear pump housing.

  • Step 4—Clip the zip ties on the incoming and outgoing lines, then disconnect both lines to remove the tubes.

  • Step 5—Connect the new squeeze tube to each of the chemical lines.

  • Step 6—Use zip ties to seal the lines. Tighten with needle-nose pliers and then clip off the excess.

  • Step 7—Press the new squeeze tube into the channel in the rear pump housing. To help position the tube properly, the rollers can be removed and replaced, or rotated as necessary.

  • Step 8—Replace the face plate and secure it with four screws.

  • Step 9—Close and secure the kick panel.

  • Step 10—Restore power at the circuit breaker.

  • Step 11—Next, you’ll need to prime the lines. Press and hold the “1” button for the detergent line, and the “2” button for the rinse aid line.


How to Replace the Jackson Conserver XL-E Chemical Pump Squeeze Tube


Supplies Needed:


  • Philips head screwdriver

  • Needle-nose pliers

  • Side cutter

  • Zip ties

  • Rubber gloves

  • Safety glasses

Once you’ve gathered all necessary materials, follow these steps:


  • Step 1—Power down the unit by switching off the circuit breaker.

  • Step 2—Open the control box to access the chemical lines.

  • Step 3—Find the squeeze tube that needs to be replaced and clip the zip ties to unseal the incoming and outgoing chemical lines.

  • Step 4—Using a screwdriver, remove the faceplate.

  • Step 5—Disconnect both the incoming and outgoing chemical lines.

  • Step 6—Remove the squeeze tube from the rear housing.

  • Step 7—Install the new squeeze tube by using your fingers to press it into the groove in the rear. The pump gear rollers can be rotated as needed to help position the squeeze tube properly.

  • Step 8—Reconnect the incoming and outgoing chemical lines

  • Step 9—Replace the face plate and secure it with four screws.

  • Step 10—Then use zip ties to seal both chemical lines. Cut off any excess.

  • Step 11—Close the control box top.

  • Step 12—Restore power at the circuit breaker.

  • Step 13—Power on the unit.

  • Step 14—Prime the lines by pressing and holding the prime switch until chemical is visible in the tube.


How to Replace the Jackson Conserver XL-E Drain Solenoid


Supplies Needed:


  • Phillips head screwdriver

  • 3/8 socket wrench

  • Needle-nose pliers

  • Side cutter

  • Zip ties

  • Rubber gloves

  • Safety glasses

Once you’ve gathered all necessary materials, follow these steps:


  • Step 1—Power down the unit by switching off the circuit breaker.

  • Step 2—Close the valve to the water supply line.

  • Step 3—Remove the front dress panel to access the drain solenoid.

  • Step 4—Locate the drain solenoid box and remove the box cover.

  • Step 5—Clip the zip ties to release the wires connected to the drain solenoid, then disconnect both wires.

  • Step 6—Remove the cottering pin to disconnect the drain link.

  • Step 7—Use a 3/8 socket wrench to remove the lower mounting nuts, and remove the upper mounting nut.

  • Step 8—Slide the old drain solenoid out of its housing.

  • Step 9—Place the new drain solenoid in position.

  • Step 10—Replace the top mounting nut and tighten the lower mounting nuts.

  • Step 11—Reconnect the wires. Each black wire can be connected to either white wire.

  • Step 12—Reconnect the drain link using the cottering pin.

  • Step 13—Using a new zip tie, gather and secure the wires. Clip off any excess.

  • Step 14—Replace the drain solenoid box cover.

  • Step 15—Replace the front dress panel.

  • Step 16—Restore power at the circuit breaker.

  • Step 17—Open the valve to the water supply line.


How to Replace the Jackson Conserver XL-E Fill Solenoid Valve Diaphragm


Supplies Needed:


  • 5/16 socket wrench

  • Flat head screwdriver

  • Needle-nose pliers

  • Tongue & groove pliers

Once you’ve gathered all necessary materials, follow these steps:


  • Step 1—Power down the unit by switching off the circuit breaker.

  • Step 2—Close the valve to the water supply line.

  • Step 3—Use the 5/16 socket wrench to release the screw that’s holding the solenoid coil housing in place.

  • Step 4—Unscrew and remove the valve bonnet from the valve body assembly. Be careful to not drop the plunger that’s located inside the stem of the valve bonnet.

  • Step 5—Remove the o-ring and diaphragm cartridge from the valve body.

  • Step 6—Place the new diaphragm cartridge into the valve body with the pilot port extension facing up, then set the new o-ring seal into place.

  • Step 7—Replace the bonnet, making sure the plunger remains in position. Tighten securely.

  • Step 8—Replace the solenoid coil housing.

  • Step 9—Restore power at the circuit breaker.

  • Step 10—Open the valve to the water supply line.

For more information about your Jackson dishwasher, check out our collection of Jackson manuals and diagrams for your reference.

Please contact a local authorized service agent who can help with this specific unit and all your commercial kitchen equipment needs.


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