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  • drynbill Nov 12, 2007

    no matter what setting or cycle the washer won't fill

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If no voltage at water valve when unit is set to fill and timer knob is in its correct position ie pulled out then you probally have a bad water level switch or a bad timer

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Gld2445rfso will not fill up with water -- it will run fine and drain if I pour water into the unit and shut the door but will not fill -- water is fine at the entry point when disconnected -- worked fine...

Check the voltage at the solenoid valve and then check the reistance to it. This will tell you if the voltage is not present, replace the control board, if the resistance is high (infinity) replace the valve. If both are normal the valve is stuck, replace it.

Dec 16, 2013 | Dishwashers

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Washer not filling with water

sounds like a defective pressure switch that is just a spdt pressure operated switch and its stuck on the timer side of this switch and can't switch back to the fill side of the switch to fill the machine first before starting agitation,check voltage from the water fill wire off this switch for line voltage,then check from the wire on this switch to the timer for line voltage,probably no voltage from the water fill valve wire so it can't fill

Feb 21, 2013 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Your ice maker is designed to fill with water for 6 to 8 seconds. Depending on your city water pressure, anything longer than eight seconds will overfill the ice tray and either over flow the ice maker or create cubes that have difficulty ejecting.
There are two basic issues that commonly cause an overfill condition.
  • The first is an ice maker that is sending power to the water inlet valve for a period longer than eight seconds.
  • The next problem which is the subject of this answer is a water inlet valve that is closing too slowly. The power to the valve is being shut off in the correct amount of time, but due to imperfections in the valve, it is closing in a delayed fashion.

How to Diagnosis:

The easiest way to determine if your water inlet valve is the culprit, is to install a meter volt meter across the leads of the water inlet valve.
  1. Set the voltage range for 110v.
  2. Manually cycle the ice maker and watch the meter.
  3. When the ice maker begins to fill with water the meter will read voltage coming from the ice maker.
  4. Note the difference in time between when the voltage is cut from the valve and when the water quits filling the ice maker.
  5. If the water shuts off immediately when the voltage is removed, the valve is likely operating correctly.
  6. If this is the case, it is likely that the voltage will be applied to the valve for a period of time greater than eight seconds.
  7. This generally indicates an ice maker control problem.
However, if the voltage is removed from the valve and it continues to fill, the valve is likely at fault. This indicates that due to particle build-up or mechanical failure the valve has lost its ability to shut immediately. In that case, simply replace the valve and it should fix your problem.

May 13, 2012 | GE Refrigerators

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Dishwasher not filling

The water float switch, located on the inside bottom of the machine, may be stuck in the up(off) position keeping the water valve from functioning. This is a safety device that turns the water valve off when the machine fills in order to keep it from overflowing.

The water inlet solenoid mounted on the inlet valve under the bottom front may also be malfunctioning not allowing the water valve to open and fill the machine. If electricity is present at the solenoid terminals when the machine is in fill cycle, then check the solenoid coil to see if it is open(no continuity). Also, the timer may not be calling for water/ sending voltage to the inlet valve solenoid.

I would start by manually operating the water float valve a few time to see if that helps. You should hear a microswitch click each time the valve stem is moved up or down by the float. If not, check to see if voltage is getting to the float switch and the water inlet valve solenoid.

Most(if not all) machines have a safety cutoff switch which activates when the door is opened. That switch could also be malfunctioning not allowing voltage to the water inlet valve solenoid in fill cycle.

Jan 26, 2012 | Meiko Dishwashers

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Dishwasher does not fill with water, checked float and it is good. so signal at water valve. But i get a good ohm reading on the valve.

Is the valve opening. Since you have a meter set it to the a c voltage range, and check whether you get voltage to solenoid coil where you tested coil resistance. If no voltage reaching check the control board.

For a trial fill water manually to the wash chamber and run the machine. If it runs OK the machine is OK. Otherwise check the float switch/ pressure switch and diagonise further

Jun 01, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Maytag performa PAV2200 - cold water fill does not work, but hot does

Check the solenoids at the water inlet valve. They can be checked using a multimeter or ohm meter for continuity. If either solenoid has none, it is defective and the water inlet valve assy will need to be replaced. I am attaching a photo for reference. Hope this helped and best wishes.


Aug 04, 2009 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

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

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.

Mar 13, 2009 | GE Dishwashers

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lets see hear.what the water fill hoses are connected to is call the water fill valve.when you select a water temp.,electricty will then go to ither water valve coil or both for if your not getting hot it could be first that the fill screens at the hose at the water valve is blocked .but most of the time thats not true of hot because minerals drop out in the water heater before getting to the water valve,unlike the cold if screen is clean,next would be voltage to the water valve.if its getting voltage but not working then its the water valve.if its not getting voltage then use the wiring diagram to see what componet is before the water valve.may be water selector switch or timer

Jan 03, 2009 | Maytag HAV3460AWW Top Load Washer

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The cold water seems blocked and wont fill up the machine. What do I need to do?

if no cold water then check the water inlet valve for possible obstruction at screen in the valve or the fill hose it may have a screen in it
if not the problem the verify that you have voltage to the water valve if you do replace the water inlet valve

Apr 21, 2008 | Washing Machines

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The motor runs but no water, with water turned on

You could have a possible fill valve problem. Remove the lower kick plate in the front. The fill valve will be located somewhere near the front of the unit on the left hand side. With the circuit breaker turned off, and water supply line turned off, remove the water line to the fill valve and make sure there's nothing obstructing water flow. Sometimes if you use teflon tape you can get a piece of it covering the opening of the line. Or, if you have hard water, you can get corrosive mineral build ups blocking water flow. Carefully remove the electrical connection to the valve and check the connector tabs on the fill solenoid to make sure they aren't corroded. Reconnect everything and try to run the unit with the circuit breaker and water turned back on. I have experienced on a couple of occasion where merely removing the connector and plugging it back in corrected the problem. If the unit still does not fill, you can carefully check for voltage at the fill valve solenoid. You should be able able to get a reading with the plug connected and it should read 120vac. If no voltage is getting to the valve, you have a wiring problem between the valve and the timer. If you have the proper voltage, more than likely you have a bad fill valve. Good luck and I hope this helps you.

Jul 04, 2007 | Kenmore 17252 Free-standing Dishwasher

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