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Water will not go into dishwasher

It's a kitchenaid and I just replaced the water inlet valve. It appears and sounds like it's going through all the motions but when you interupt by opening the door, the usual water splashing sounds are not there. The wash arms are not moving. Apparently some water gets in because it's damp and some pumps out. Any advice as to what next, I would appreciate...Steve

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The first thing that happens when you trun on a dishwasher is it pupmps out then it fills if you open the door and see no water its not filling after the first pumpout now inside is a dome float that sits on top of a safty micro switch to prevent overfill pull the kick plate and see if that float rod is engaging the micro switch if not or the switch is bad it wont fill

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