Question about Dishwashers
Every Dishwasher has a tube that water comes through before it enters the dishwasher. This tube is connected to a pipe in your house where it was installed. (I wish this was an easy fix). You will have to pull the Dishwasher from its current area SLOWLY, so you don't pull these pipes from the wall. Note: do this when you have plenty of light or a flash light handy.
Next explore the area in the back of the dish washer and find where the connection is located. Exame the tube that is connecting your water to your house. (We had a rodent problem years ago and they chewed through the tube and all the water went into our walls and caused more damage! If the tubes look good then test for a blockage in the tubes. Feel them. Is there water inside? (some of them made clear so you can see inside them). There should be a shut off valve for the water that you can check to see if it is open or not. (More than likely this didn't randomly shut off by it self so this is doubtful that it is that simple, but you should check this out first) Turn in fully off, to the right and then back on to the left.) The same deposits that can clog a sink can clog these pipes too. There is a possibility that they are clogged and need to be repaired or replaced.
Now that you have checked all this. Try to find the area in the house where the water flows to these pipes from your main water source. Every plumber is different and the one that installed these pipes may have put a seaperate shut off valve in an area that you weren't aware about. (Someone else in your house may have found it and turned the water off at this source without understanding what they were doing. Do you have any teenagers? A curious animal with opposable thumbs?)
Short of these solutions, you need to call a plumber or the dishwasher repair shop as the only other issue it could be is the switch on the inside of the Dishwasher that allows the tube to let water flow in and out of the dish washer may have died. This might be something you can replace on your own, by googling your dishwasher model and looking up parts for it. If you like taking things apart you might be able to score the part and do it your self and save around 120 dollars or more, unless of course your dishwasher is in warranty - If so, call the number in the manual and have them replace this.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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