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Dishwasher quit filling with water and I found the solenoid coil open on the inlet water valve. Replaced the coil and checked. The water sonenoid is working now. Water is coming out of an opening near where the water enters the sump. It is an open vent maybe. I don't know. I can see it coming out a plastic opening above the water valve just below the black water hose connection as it bends back down and into the sump.

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  • Jay Pair Jun 08, 2006

    Thank you guys for responding.

    I didn't have any water leak problems untill I replaced the solenoid coil. I know that its strange that now it is having this problem and not before.

    The fill hose is in place and I did remove the screen and clean it after I replaced the ciol. I didn't take the solenoid valve apart. Could something fall out of the solenoid valve when I took the screen out?

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Your inlet hose probably came loose on the left side of the dishwasher. If you pull the d/w out 6 inch. or so you will see the s-shaped hose going to the inlet port on the tub. Make sure it's not pinched or leaking..Catriver

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Did you have this problem before replacing the solenoid coil or it start after ? In case it started after solenoid coil replacement, its look like you did something wrong while assembling it back. Disconnect Dishwasher power cable and close water tap - remove the selenoide coil, clean the valve from scale or other dirt and check that you placed all parts back properly (spring,gasket...). Good luck !!

Posted on Jun 06, 2006

  • Dov Dror Jun 08, 2006

    If you didn't done it before,take the solenoid valve apart
    and clean it from any scale or dirt (be aware not to lose parts)sometime, scales or other dirt could prevent the valve from doing its job properly.
    Good luck !!!

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