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Dishwasher won't fill

The d/w stopped, dumped the soap dispenser and wouldn't fill with water. Sounds like it's running or drain pump is going.
It's a SMU7052 UC/14, FD 7604, about 11 yrs. old.

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Hello. It sounds like you just need a new water fill valve. Also, check under the sink to make sure that no one turned off the water supply. Also there are certain models that have a safety switch that is under the unit which is triggered by water over flowing into the bottom behind the kickplate which will keep it in the drain cycle until the water is removed. If you can take this off check to see if water is under neath it. If there is, remove it with a wet/dry vacuum or a towel and get back to me.

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