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Dishwasher will not fill with water

All of a sudden my dishwasher will not fill with water

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  • martiew11 Dec 31, 2008

    Ge Triton XL Dishwasher Starts to fill with water then as soon as the
    bottom arm begins to spray water the tank begins to drain. Any
    suggestions???

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I would check your fill valve screen, where your water line connects to the dishwasher, lots of times i will see that screen clogged, especially on customers homes that have wells.

There is no way to change the fill time on these.
There is also the potential problem with the float sticking if it is gunked up it will not allow water in...see that it moves up and down freely and you should here a clicking noise.....If it is not one of these there could be a problem...with the timer...I am providing a link that will help walk you through this problem in a more technical...manner...if you are not comfortable performing these tests...i suggest you fore go it and let a tech handle it....

http://www.applianceaid.com/dish.html#filling (http://www.applianceaid.com/dish.html#filling)

this is one continuous link.....you can scroll down until you see the won't issue.
I hope this helps ..good luck, have a good day& please rate my effort......The Fang

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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As water is filling your dishwasher, a float rises along with it. When the float reaches a predetermined level, it shuts off the flow of water, thereby preventing a leak. Sometimes the float can get stuck in the wrong position in your dishwasher, and it can prevent your dishwasher from filling. Check your float assembly. Replace it if you need to.

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Here is a tip the will elaborate on your problem more, but the bottom line is that you need to replace that fill valve...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4021363-dishwasher_trouble_no_water_entering

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