Can You Change the Song on a Samsung Dishwasher?

Samsung dishwashers play a unique melody at the end of a wash cycle to let you know that the dishes have been washed. Some people love to hear the “song” and call it cute, but others find it downright annoying. Can you change the song on a Samsung dish-washing machine?

Unfortunately, there is no way to change the song on a Samsung Dishwasher. The company has not built a feature to do this into their dishwashers, and the user manuals don’t mention anything about turning the song off.

The reason appears to be that Samsung wants you to hear their signature song for product association. 

However, there’s hope! You may have other options for getting rid of the song if you dislike it. Read on to learn about these options.

What Is the Samsung Dishwasher Song?

When a wash cycle finishes on a Samsung dishwasher, you will hear a sweet melody that is bound to stick in your head. Whether you love it or hate it, you have probably wondered what the song in question happens to be.

The Samsung dishwasher song is none other than Franz Schubert’s “Die Forelle,” composed in 1817. The song’s name translates to “The Trout.” Schubert based the song on a poem by Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, itself written in 1783 while Schubart (the writer, not the composer) was a prisoner.

It is a mystery why Samsung chose this song for its dishwashers and other household appliances. We can only assume that someone in charge fell in love with the catchy melody. 

Today, Samsung dishwasher owners are divided on whether they love or hate the song and often look on the Internet for help on how to change or silence the tune.

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How to Change the Samsung Dishwasher Song

As we stated above, Samsung does not allow customers to change their song of choice on dishwashers. 

Does this mean you are perpetually stuck hearing a song you dislike every time you need to wash dishes? Thankfully no, as you can mute the sounds at the end of cycles on the machine entirely.

Thankfully, many Samsung dishwasher models have a Mute button on them. All you have to do is hit the mute button to silence all end-of-cycle sounds. 

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In a perfect world, all Samsung dishwashers would have this mute button and even one to change the song, but that is not the case.

If your particular model does not have a mute button on it, perform the following steps:

1.     Locate the Sanitize and the Delay Start buttons on your Samsung dishwasher. Refer to the user manual if you are unsure which buttons these are.

2.     Press the Sanitize and Delay Start buttons together for 3 seconds.

3. At this point, you should be able to scroll through codes by pressing the Sanitize Button. Find code U1.

4.     Press the Delay Start button to turn code U1 into U0.

5.     Press the Power button to exit to the main screen, and you are done.

Samsung Dishwasher Stuck on Song and Won’t Turn Off

Dishwashers can run into various types of issues. One issue sometimes reported by Samsung dishwasher owners is that their machine is stuck on the end-of-cycle song and will not turn off.

Before you turn to a technician for help, there are a few things you can try:

Sanitize Cycle Solution

When you use the sanitize cycle, the display is programmed to stay on to alert users of steam when they open the door. This can cause the dishwasher to get stuck. If the machine will not shut down after you open the door, simply press the Power button to turn it off.

Check for Leaks

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It is concerning to realize that your dishwasher is done with the dishes but will not turn off, especially if it is stuck on the end-of-cycle song that many people do not like. When something like this happens, the leak sensor is often to blame. 

The sensor inspects for moisture. If it thinks there is still water in the dishwasher, it will keep trying to drain the dishwasher, which keeps it stuck. Check for leaks. If you find one, it is best to contact a technician to fix it.

Error Codes

When Samsung dishwashers and other electronics run into issues, they will often display error codes to let users know what is happening. Check the display thoroughly to see if is an error code. If there is, follow the instructions.


It would be great if Samsung allowed the song on their dishwashers to be changed, but that is just not so. Hopefully, consumers will be able to do this in the future. For the time being, you can mute end-of-cycle sounds if you want to avoid hearing the song.