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Dishwasher does not fill with water when started. Problem began slowly with dishes not rinsing completely. Overfill float appears to work properly. Water fills pipe leading to fill solenoid but does n

Dishwasher does not fill with water when started. Problem began slowly with dishes not rinsing completely. Overfill float appears to work properly. Water fills pipe leading to fill solenoid but does not fill washer.

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  • whalgreen Apr 16, 2009

    I pulled the wiring plug back from the solenoid about an 1/8" to put the probe from my meter to check for power and did not get a reading. I don't know whether this is because I may have pulled the plug out to far or the overfill float switch is defective. There are no exposed points on that switch that I can see to check whether it is working properly.

  • whalgreen Apr 16, 2009

    As soon as I can get a new fill solenoid, install it, and run the machine I will get back to you with the results.

  • Tim Phipps May 11, 2010

    Do you think that your fill solenoid is the problem?
    It seems like you narrowed it down to that.

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I am almost certain that your problem is the fill solenoid.

If it does not work, there will be no water entering your machine.

I would either remove it and test it or just replace it at this point.

Tim

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • Roy Tuck May 18, 2013

    Thanks, but what is a "fill solenoid"?

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