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Not enough water in tub

My dishwasher, when in normal cycle, will not fill with enough water in order fill the tub... however, when I put it in the "Pot/Pans" cycle it works fine. I've checked this by opening the door and holding the switch to see how full the tub gets for the different cycles. I DO get water some water in the tub for the normal cycle but it's not enough to propel the arm. Does more water get added in the Pot/Pans cycle and it's a water flow problem or do I have timer issue? Thanks.

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Re: Not enough water in tub

Mderford, on a normal fill, the water should be just above the filter screen. 1.8 gallons first fill, 1.7 on all other fills. Don't think it would be a siphoning problem as you are not having this on the pots/pans. Check the float, make sure it is not sticking. You can check the inlet valve filter screen to see if it is not plugged. Run it through the diagnostics cycle by pushing high temp-air dry-high temp-air dry. Some models it's heated dry-normal-heated dry-normal. It will run through a self test for about 20 minutes. See if any error codes come up. Fill time should be approx. 1:30 to 1:40 seconds. If any of the aformentioned doesn't turn up any results, then it's possibly a faulty fill valve drive circuit on the control back.

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