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All all water inlet valves created equal :)

I'm having a problem locating a replacement OEM water inlet valve for my DCS dishwasher (DW-24SS). DCS customer service isn't much help, only answer I get is that's an older model we no longer have parts for it.

I figure these valves all basically do the same thing, so can I just get any ol' water inlet valve?

Thanks in advance!

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The short answer is no, all dishwasher valves are not the same. Newer dishwashers use much less water than older ones, and the valves are often ones which allow a lower flow rate (just like newer shower heads with low flow rates to conserve water) so that the timed fill cycle lets in a smaller amount of water. I do not have parts info for DCS, but this is what I would try: Units old enough to have discontinued parts probably did use basically the same water valves back then. Try a GE valve # WD15X93. The mounting may have to be modified, but you could even let the valve hang without mounting it to the dishwasher. (won't hurt a thing) Please don't bother rating this, as anything other than a FixYa will lower my score. Thanks.

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