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Kenmore 17539 ultras wash dishwasher does not fill up with water.

I have a kenmore ultra wash dishwaher stock no. 17539. All the functions work, but does not fill the wash tub with water. The motor seems to be turning. The resistance on the fill valve, capacitor, and drain motor is normal range. It cycles to all the program mode with no water in the tub. The water supply is on and the pressure sufficient. Whats wrong here?

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Hi,
The PF code means power failure...
This could be a loose connection anywhere in the power to the main board...it could be either the hot or the neutral wires...
Check all of the connections in the power wiring to the dishwasher...

Check the wiring harness to the main board and also to the door switch...

It could also be a loose wire in the circuit breaker panel that is allowing the voltage to drop on the startup of the motor...

Bottom line is that this could be very difficult to track down...

Comment back if you have anymore questions...

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Posted on Feb 09, 2011

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if unavailable on line, contact mfg's parts and you should be able to order it.
also, they likely do not make the unit. the sears may be able to tell you who made it. that company would be able to get you a diagram. just make some phone calls.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Ultra Wash Dishwasher - top rack arm not spinning

Hi: I just posted a similar problem, but found a solution. After taking the arm, etc. apart (and verifying no blockages), I thought maybe the lack of water pressure was being caused by the fact that there are TWO holes for the top spray arm (higher and lower rack setting) on my model. ie. that water was being forced out of both holes, causing a drop in water pressure, which was causing the top spray arm to stop spinning. I plugged the unused hole with a wine bottle cork (to keep the water from spraying out the unused hole), and voila, it now works.

I wish all appliance fixes were this easy...!

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Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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check and see if you are getting ac 110 volts to your water vave when trying to start the unit. if no power check your breakers and /or the incoming power to your dishwasher if they are ok and show 110 voltage coming to the unit then you probably have a control board or touchpad problem which would need a little more detailed check out.
If you do have ac 110 to your water valve then you may just have a bad water valve. Because the washer has to fill first. Hope that helps!!

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: My Kenmore Ultra Wash III dishwasher 665.1584990

My Kenmore Ultra Wash III won't open the water valve. The pump starts and the heater turns on, but no water. Any ideas?

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