Question about Dishwashers
Assuming you have a built-in dishwasher.
Get a good strong flashlight.
Remove the front lower panel below the door to the dishwasher, and look to the rear, usually the left rear in the back . The valve is about the size of your fist, maybe a little smaller. It has 2 wires going to it, and sometimes the valve is blue plastic. It also has the inlet water hose attached to it, and a hose that goes from it to the machine itself. Sometimes the hose from the valve to he machine is black in color.
If you can't possible see it, try to pull the machine half way out from under the countertop.
You will do this by removing the two small screws above the door holding the two small tabs to the countertop.
Pull the machine gently out halfway, then you may be able to locate the valve more easily.
You should not try to pull the machine out farther because there are 3 important items holding it . One is the wiring, one is the inlet hose, and one is the waste water hose.
Posted on Jan 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Kenmore dishwasher 665.1671590
Your inlet hose probably came loose on the left side of the dishwasher. If you pull the d/w out 6 inch. or so you will see the s-shaped hose going to the inlet port on the tub. Make sure it's not pinched or leaking..Catriver
Posted on Jun 07, 2006
SOURCE: no water entering machine
IT COULD BE THE FLOAT SWITCH ASSEMBLY> PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY AS WATER AND POWER DONT MIX WELL Before testing the float switch, unplug the dishwasher or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard. When the water in the tub lifts the float to a set point, the float switch is triggered and it shuts off the water inlet valve, stopping the flow of water. If the float switch is defective, the tub may overfill.If the float switch is obstructed or corroded it can prevent the tub from filling by holding the fill valve off !!so locate, check and clean. To access the float switch remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel. Note the location of the float in the dishwasher's tub and you will find the float switch beneath it in the access area. The switch has two wires connected to it. Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire itself). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced. Use a continuity tester or multitester to test for continuity. Set the multitester to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each terminal. You should get a reading of either zero or infinity. With the probes still in place, depress the button or lever on the switch and the reading should change to the opposite extreme
Posted on Jan 23, 2007
SOURCE: IE error message
Hi, had the same problem on a LG LD 12aw5. (No water entering). Check the inlet solonoid. There should be 220V over the solonoid. I replaced the solonoid, at first, just to have the same problem. The problem was a bit more serious, the Triac driving the solonoid burnt out, and the solder on the mainboard keeping the transformer were shot to. I replaced the Triac, soldered the Transformer - and wolla - working. If water enters - but you sill get the IE error it could be the float(checks the water level). This device tells the machine when there is enough water. If this is stuck, the machine will think no water is entering. firstname.lastname@example.org - replace "_dot_" with "." to email me.
Posted on May 06, 2007
Please verify that the hose screen is not plugged.
3.8k is good.
Did you try putting your hand carefully on the body of the valve to check for the clicking sound/vibration at the solenoid?
If you here/feel something, you may just have a plug-up.
Otherwise if there is no noise and since the solenoid coil checks out, You should also check to see if there is voltage to the solenoid coil.
The solenoid could also be stuck and a few taps could loosen junk from it.
Always observe safety!
If there is voltage, by putting a meter across the coil terminals, then you do have a stuck or shot solenoid and the entire valve/solenoid assembly should be replaced.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
SOURCE: Iberna dishwaher IDI 10 80
Try a hard reset first..Unplug the machine from power source, wait about 10 minutes, and try again..The other thing you can do is to check the water inlet valve and tubing for any kinks, etc..
If the issue still occurs, better call the point of sale or the manufacturer, as your machine is still under warranty. I wouldn't recommend opening it up to conduct any repairs as it will void the warranty.
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
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