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Hotwater runs continuously

I have a hotpoint dishwasher. model: HDA3400G0288. The hotwater keeps running even when the dishwasher is open.

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It sounds like a little piece of trash (precipitated solids in the water line) have gotten in the water valve, or, the fill switch has failed.

If you know how to use a voltmeter, then see if there is voltage always applied to the water solenoid. If not, the water solenoid valve is bad. If it does have voltage all the time (when it's not supposed to be filling) then it's the fill switch.

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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