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Kitchenaid DW,fill valve connection

When reconnecting a fill valve to b and b/w wires does bayonet connect marked w go to b/w wire and "b-4" to brown wire (b) leading to control panel...tell me if this is right ,it's what i did so far

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Re: kitchenaid DW,fill valve connection

You are right on your connection. What you are attaching to is the coil of a 120VAC solinoid valve. On a 120 coil of a solinoid valve, it would not matter which way you attach to the coil.

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Kitchenaid DW KUDS30FXSS Cycle starts then I hear a solenoid actuate 4 times then unit goes into cancel drain cycle

Here's a link for the repair manual for your dishwasher:
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Then go to Chapter 6; subsections 6-2, 6-3, 6-3a, 6-3b, 6-3c, and 6-3h for testing procedures on relays, actuator valves, etc.

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First, are you sure that the machine is not filling?
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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check for the following if your dishwasher is not working--

1. Fuse (blown or tripped).
2. 120 VAC supply wiring connection faulty. Repair or replace wire fasteners at dishwasher junction box.
3. Electronic control board faulty.
4. Motor (inoperative, check resistances).
5. Door switch (open contacts).
6. Door latch not making contact with door switch.
7. Touch pad circuit defective.
8. No indicator lamps illuminate when START or OPTIONS is depressed.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.



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Use extreme caution when working with electrics.
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