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Dishwasher not filling with water. It is not the float. GE PDW 8480 Dishwasher

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  • jboooor Mar 14, 2009

    Water runs into the unit for a short time, and then I hear it stop halfway through that first cycle. This only happens after the first time I turn the water back on after turning the water off to the unit overnight. The second and third time I reset and start the dishwasher, there is no water flowing into the unit...



    It seems like a pressure issue in the water line / valves in the unit. Is this indicative of a fill valve malfunction? How much should I expect to pay for a fill valve? Where exactly is the fill valve located?

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It could be the fill valve or that the power is not getting to the fill valve. Pull the bottom panel and find where the water line hooks up to the valve. There should be an electrical connector on the valve. First, listen when the dishwasher is at the cycle where it should be calling for water, to see if youhear a click of the valve opening or water running in. If not, and you have a volt meter, pull the electircal connector and check for AC voltage across it when the dishwasher is off - it should be 0, and when the dishwasher normally would fill - it should be something above 0 - it might even be 110v. If the voltage is ok, but the valve is not working, you need to replace the vavle. If the voltage stays 0, then something is wrong in the timer/control circuitry.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • ray fixit Mar 13, 2009

    A follow on - first, before you do the above, check to make sure that the waterto the dishwasher is turned on. There is usually a shut off valve somewhere in the water supply line.

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