Water does not drain in my kenmore ultra wash iii 16779
for using FixYa. Disconnect the power
source to your dishwasher before you conduct this or any other test. Either
unplug the unit from the wall outlet, or flip the appropriate breaker in the
circuit breaker panel. Locate your dishwasher's water inlet valve. It should be
located behind the lower kickplate panel in either the right or left corner.
There will likely be two screws either on the top of the panel, or on its
bottom. Remove these two screws, and then remove the kickplate. On some
dishwasher models, the door has to be opened in order to gain access to, and
remove the kickplate’s screws. Close the door before you remove the kickplate
You will be able
to identify the water inlet valve by the hoses that connect to it. There will
be one hose feeding water from the house to the water valve, and another hose
leading from the water valve that carries water away. Now is a good time to
inspect your dishwasher's hoses, to make sure they aren't responsible for any
water flow problems. Make sure the hoses are securely connected to the valve.
Also check to make sure there are not kinks in the hoses. Kinks can impede the
flow of water.
There will be two
wires connected to the water inlet valve. If your dishwasher's water inlet
valve has two solenoids, then there will be four wires. Label the wires so that
you will be able to correctly reconnect them later. The wires are connected
using slip-on connectors. Grasp the connectors and pull on them firmly in order
to disconnect the wires from the valve's terminals. Do not pull on the wires
themselves. You may want to use a pair of needle nosed pliers to help you.
Use your multi tester
to test the valve for continuity. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Touch
each of the meter's probes to a terminal. If you receive a reading of infinity,
it means the valve's solenoid is faulty and the valve needs to be replaced. If
your valve has two solenoids (four terminals), test the second pair of
terminals in the same manner. If either pair of terminals receives a result of
infinity, replace the water inlet valve.
You do not have
to remove the water inlet valve from the dishwasher in order to test it. Just
make sure power is not getting to your dishwasher before you conduct the test.
enough, it is entirely possible for your water inlet valve to pass the
continuity test and still need replacing. This is because sometimes the valve
itself is faulty, but its solenoids are not. For instance, a leaky valve may
pass the continuity test, but because it is leaking, it should be replaced
anyway. The same applies to valves that are filled with debris. The debris may
be what is causing the valve to not function properly. If you are unable to
clean out a debris-filled water inlet valve, you will have to replace it.
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Nov 09, 2009 |