I would like to know how much water should be in the tub with each fill. How can I tell via a measurement, if the dishwasher is filling up with enough water during each fill cycle? Does it need a gallon of water, or a gallon and a half, etc..?
Every cycle has its own water measurements for example: Heavy Wash : 7.2 gal.
so check the manual for further information. And don?t worry there is an Overfill Protector, so you won?t do any damage.
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These machines use the wash motor to measure the water level.they measure the load on the motor which tells it when the water has reached the correct level. Your dishwasher is sensing that there is too much water, they are a semi timed fill. try turning the inlet tap down a little and see if that helps. If not the issue is either in your electronics or in the motor, The electronics sometimes get dry joints and if you have a soldering iron they are an easy fix.
Based on your description and provided the dishwasher is indeed 1)an Asko D1876 and 2) not filling with water...It sounds like a faulty fill valve/water valve unfortunately.
First though, you can perform a diagnostic/fault trace program by following the steps below. You should hear the valve starting once the unit has started filling with water. You'll need to be familiar with the control layout for the test to begin. This is how the buttons/display is identified in the diagnostic... Now you can enter the fault trace by way of the following sequence.... Obviously based on the instructions if you push S3 the valve should open and allow water into the tub, this image below indicates the normal water level to look for when filling in the normal cycle NOT FAULT TRACING...Fault trace will fill until you stop it. This unfortunately is common with Asko built dishwasher`s, but it can be fairly easily repaired with a little direction/know-how.
**First turn off the water and the power to the dishwasher...safety first** You should only need to remove the toe panel/kick plate at the bottom and of course turn your water and power off, undo the water line at the valve, i.e. ...remove the two torx screws ( large arrow ) and then the delivery hose at the back of the valve ( small arrow ) and install the new one. The new valve is part # 8801351 and available at on-line parts depot "repairclinic.com" for about $170USD last time I looked.
Let me know what you find and I'll try and help you move forward from there...you may opt to call in a pro but that's up to you.
Can you tell if it's filling with water. The first thing it does is fill with water (usually on a timed cycle) before the pump starts. If there's no water in the tub, it obviously won't wash dishes, since a dishwasher is nothing more than an enclosed pressure washer.
If it does not fill with water, you may have a bad fill valve or the timer that turns the fill valve on may be defective. You DO have the water turned on, RIGHT?
Hi, After the first cycle, and after it drains/spins, does it start agitating when the next load of water is suppose to be filling?
Please let me know so I can assist you further. Sounds like the pressure hoe from the tub to the water level switch is plugged.
EE, The most likely culprit in a "no fill" scenario (especially after you've replaced the valve) is the Overflow preventer. It's designed to kill power to the valve if the water level gets too high. It does this by floating up as the water level rises. Open the dishwasher door and remove the lower rack. You'll see it in the tub on the left side (the round thing that looks like a little hat). If it's stuck in the up (overflow) position, you won't get water. Raise and lower this device a few times... you should hear the "click click click" of the kill switch. Now just make sure it's in full down (ready for water) position and fire up the dishwasher. You should get water now.
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The float switch in the tank is bad,also if water only trickles in your fill valve is going bad which will not let it fill all the way to start wash cycle. Fill tub with pot of water to raise float, if wash cycle starts,replace fill valve,if not,replace float switch.
Water level can depend on the model and manufacturer. The water will fill to the level of the float switch. This is a plastic looking thing near the front of the dishwasher along the tub bottom that looks like and upside down cup. The water level reaches a point to where the float lifts and activates a cut-off switch which will stop the water from filling, followed by the wash cycle beginning. Now, depending on where the heating element is located, the water level is usually just touching the element and not necessarilty covering it. Does this help you? If you still have questions, let me know.
Some water in the tub after the cycle is complete is normal. most dishwashers are time filled with a float switch as a safety device. the actual level depends on the fill time and the water pressure. what exactly is the d/w doing (or not doing) to make you think there is a problem?
Be aware that you should remove dishwasher's power cable before touching wires or making resistance measuring !!!
Check that the inlet valve get power. In case it does and no water
entering the tub, check with multi-meter for solenoid's resistance (disconnect first the wires to it),if no measurement result, you should replace the valve.
In case you have a measurement result, remove the solenoid from the valve and check that it's clean from any dirt.
In case there is no power to the inlet valve - check that the float switch works. This is usually a small switch attached to a float. The float (usually a cylindrical) located inside the dishwasher at the bottom. As the water level rises, the float rises too. When it reaches the certain height, the float activates its switch, which cuts the electricity to the water inlet valve. If the switch is defective (stuck in the disconnected position)it will prevent power from the inlet valve.
The switch is an On/Off switch and you can check it easily by a multi-metr.
Good luck !!