Question about Dishwashers

1 Answer

I have a porline dishwasher and the machine is on and seems to work apart from filling up with water

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,712 Answers

If there's no water entering your dishwasher, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Float switch
Water-inlet valve Thewater-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve isdefective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually locatedbehind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's thedevice with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, arubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

Float switch Thefloat switch is a small electrical switch that's located right belowthe dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of thedishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills thedishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float getscaught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter thedishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Water fills the bottom of dishwasher, lower spray arm still seems to turn/spray but no movement or water coming out of uppoer spray arm. We took apart the lines to see if there was blockage -- none.

If there is no blockage, your pump may need to be rebuilt or replaced. If your machine uses a solenoid valve to control weather the pump is washing or draining. The drain valve may be stuck somewhat open, diverting wash water down the drain. Or the wash valve may be not opening fully. Different machines work in different ways.

Nov 09, 2013 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

My Optima D830 Dishwasher will not fill with water

most likely by tilting the dishwasher you have affected the water softener unit. This could be the cause of the froth.The salt has got mixed with the water inlet system.
The only solution I can suggest is to call the technician and recharge the softener unit.

Dec 10, 2012 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

GE model GSD600003 repair manual: Before you answer this, please tell me if I will be charged for the answer, in case I'm not interested at this time. Do you have a diagram of the drain area and water...

I'm not sure how mildew can grow in a dishwasher that is working well, but after cleaning it and putting things back together, it does now seem to be working. I thought that the water wasn't filling but I guess the heating element heats up before the water fills the dishwasher. So when I tried again and started the dishwasher from the beginning and waited, it did progress to filling water and going through the whole cycle.

Oct 18, 2009 | GE Dishwashers

1 Answer

Dishwasher wan't fill with water

The water valve may look fine but the solenoid may not be opening to allow water in. You said that everything else works fine except no water supply to the dishwasher. This sounds like a bad soleniod valve. Check for continuity on the valve with an ohms meter after you start it. Be careful.

Jul 05, 2009 | GE 24 in. Profile PDW7800 Built-in...

1 Answer

Water is not filling into dishwasher. Everything sounds like it is running ok and water supply is on.

Go to the back of the machine, where the main water inlet connects. The connection there is the inlet valve that should open when you switch the machine on. Usually you have to remove the machine outer casing to get to the valve. The valves are quite cheap. Cheers, Derek.

May 19, 2009 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Does not fill with water

fixed problem by throwing machine out into back yard and buying new one. seems to have worked up to now 

Dec 03, 2008 | Ariston Technologies L63 Free-Standing...

1 Answer

Hobart LX 18 problem

You are having a problem with the fill valve. If the unit fills AT ALL, with the power off, the fill valve is the issue.

It is a gold color valve behind the front kick panel. It has a large castle-like cap. Sometimes debris is the cause of your failure. (50/50). Turn off the water, and just take it apart slowly and pay attention to the plunger and spring. Take out the diaphram and screen, and clean it. There should be just one small hole in the diaphram. If cleaning doesn't help, you need to buy a rebuild kit. If you get the "ML" off the data plate, I can get you the kit P/N.

good luck

Jun 23, 2008 | Hobart 24 in. LXIC-5 Built-in Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

115 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dishwashers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers


Level 3 Expert

78919 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

17093 Answers

Are you a Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides