Question about Kenmore 24 in. 15932 Built-in Dishwasher

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No water coming in

Hello, I have a builtin Kenmore dishwasher model number 665.15882. Just recently it has not been working properly in that it doesn't seem to be drawing water into the unit. I cycle it on (normal wash) and push start and it seems to go through the normal cycle with the sensing light being lit and the cycle timer is on. But, no water is ever drawn into the unit. Any ideas? Thank you.

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  • ttech05 Jan 19, 2009

    Might this issue have been caused by ice or something frozen somewhere within the dishwasher? The reason i ask is because we had a similar problem last winter. I pulled the dishwasher out and there was some ice in the water lines (the clear tubes). I was able to remove the ice and it worked fine after that. That wasn't the case this time (didn't find any noticable ice), but i pulled the dishwasher out again and let it sit that way overnite. The next morning i pushed it back in place and it worked fine. So I'm not sure, maybe some component had to thaw out first. This only happens if we get 3 or more days of extremely cold weather in a row, which was the case last week. Appartently, there is not much insulation in the wall where the dishwasher sits.

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Check the float.
There is a float inside the dishwasher but you can't see it. The small dome in the bottom has a float inside that activates a switch underneath by a plunger. Sometimes this float gets stuck in the up position. Take the bottom panel off and look directly under the dome for the switch and the plunger that activates the switch. Push this plunger up to see if it moves freely. If it moves then you need to check the switch then the water valve solenoid with an OHM meter. Next, use the meter to see if the timer is sending power (110) to the water valve.

If everything is good to this point then check the water supply. Turn the water supply off, disconnect the water line from the dishwasher water valve, run a small amount of water into a pan.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

  • Ron Buice
    Ron Buice Jan 19, 2009

    Yes, that could be the problem.

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