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GE Dishwasher won't fill (Tested valve and switches)

Hello,
My GE GSD680XX02WW was making noises like it was washing with rocks. The last time I ran it, it started to smoke. When I checked it out, I saw that it was not filling. I tested the fill valve, float switch and door switch for resistance, and all checked OK. I even checked the solenoid on the drain valve, in case there was an interlock to the fill cycle (it was OK too). I am not getting any voltage to the fill valve during the fill cycle. Is this a bad timer? The motor is still running and what water is in the bottom is coming out the wash arms, so the motor is getting the "go" sign from the timer, just not the inlet valve.
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  • cmgr Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks skrbin, I'll check that. I never thought that a high t-stat reading would shut down the water supply. interesting!



    Thanks again

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Check thermostat it maybe overheat and gives a false signal that water is warm,it is on bottom.

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