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Water not coming out of spray bars

I have recently acquired the above dishwasher when moving into my new home. Having cleaned the inside to get rid of musty smells and put a degreaser in to clean the dishwasher, I have found a problem. The dishwasher appears to not be spraying water from the spraybars. After the wash cycle had finished, there was still dry powder in the bottom of the machine. The sump at the bottom where the filter cover goes had filled up with water so I know water is getting into the machine. When I opened the door, there was heat coming from inside so I would assume the heater part of it is working. I have thoroughly cleaned the spray bars to make sure they were clear of obstructions prior to adding the powder. Is it possible there is a pump located somewhere in the sump bowl that may be broken? I really do not know much about dishwashers, so was wondering if it is worth fixing or just bite the bullet and replace? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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If you have tried to run any cycle and still end up with this problem, then most likely a failed timer unit. The next step is for the water switch to enact the next step which is to start the timer.

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if i was at your home as a repairman this is what i would do.if your water pressure was good at the kitchen sink,i would turn water off to dishwasher undo water connection at the fill valve,and place water line in a bucket and turn on water.if ok and still not getting water then prob with fill valve.soooo you have a new valve,did you check the water pressure to the valve? if yes good because then you also flushed out that in coming water line.because[and i have done this a few times]if not flushed their could have been minerals setting in that supply line so when you turn the water back on it pushes that stuff into the new water valve screen and blocks it up also.if your getting water then its trying to do its job,it just cant get enough water and the timer times out so no more voltage to the water valve.thats a lot said but there no mystery to it.the timer allows for lets say a 70 sec fill at 40 lbs water presure ,seventy seconds up that's it .the float only stops it from flooding,too much water.it dose not tell the machine that there is not enough! so because its letting in some water that tells me the float switch is closed[and it should be]leting the voltage to the water valve.the water valve has to let in enough water then.i know i mixed up words a bit but i hope this helps you understand whats happening.God bless ,if you need more advice you can email thru FixYa tom

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Replace the pump, if you go through the trouble of repairing the pump and all the disassembly and then more problems will probably ensue. As far as location it is usually located under the washer. Accessed through the front service panel. Make sure you follow all safety procedures #1 being unplug the washer or turn off breaker prior to proceeding.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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The main cause of poor cleaning when the heating element is not working is a failed heating element inside the base (sump)
A technician will be able to use a multimeter to check the element resistance.
Once the element is working again, I recommend that you use a brand name dish washing powder like Electrosol and Cascade. Never use a gel or tablet. Avoid cheap detergent.

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my washing machine does fill up with water, sounds like the pump is trying to but no water is entering the machine, all pipes are correct any ideas any one.?????

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