Hi, Have a Whirlpool DU5004xm-1 dishwasher that has worked fine from what I know, until now.
When you start cycle, you can hear motor turn on but no water comes into the dishwasher. I replaced water inlet valve... but it appeared not to resolve the problem, then I noticed the 2-prong wiring harness could attach either way... so I reversed it and it worked!
Unfortunately, next time she went to run the dishwasher... it's back to no water coming in. Cant find a wiring diagram that shows which prong is which to eliminate that as the problem, but can't believe that would be the source.
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Re: Still having water problems...
Be VERY careful that you do not generate a shock hazard by connecting the electrical wiring wrong. From the feed, the BLACK wire is HOT and the WHITE wire is NEUTRAL. DO NOT REVERSE these leads.
If the frame of the dishwasher is not grounded (which, from your description, I suspect that it's not), a VERY SERIOUS SHOCK HAZARD could result from wiring it up backward.
That said, the water valve is operated on AC current and thus could care less about polarity of the current coming into it. The fact that you reversed input polarity and it worked is purely coincidence. The fact that you opened the circuit when you made the switch may not be, but ALWAYS follow this convention: BLACK-TO-BLACK, WHITE-TO-WHITE, AND BARE TO GROUND. I can't emphasize this enough.
Although the ground and the neutral lead are ultimately connected to the same buss NEVER use the ground lead as a conductor. ALWAYS connect the white wire to the neutral (white) side of the circuit.
And PLEASE be sure that your neutral buss is well grounded from the breaker box. This could cause a VERY SERIOUS SHOCK HAZARD if it is not. Not to mention it could affect how any appliances and other devices connected to the circuit might work.
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This is a common problem with Whirlpool washers.If
the clean light is the one flashing then your dishwasher could have a
heater circuit problem (depending on the age) or this could simply just
be water colder than it is used to getting.
Repeatedly press the Heated Dry and Hi-Temp Wash(scrub) which ever yours has until all the LED lights come on, press cancel twice and
try the dishwasher again making sure to run the water at the kitchen
sink till it is hot before starting the dishwasher, if this trips and
locks you have a problem with the heating element, or temp sensor. Press
the heated dry button followed by the normal cycle button, and then
repeat once. You should see all of the lights come on for a second or
two, and then the dishwasher will work again. If you haven't
already, take a look under the kick plate in front to see if there is a
schematic tucked in there somewhere. Whirlpool has put their
diagnostics for specific models on these. I don't have the specific repair manual for you model. So, if the above combination does not work here are two more that have worked for me.
HiTemp Wash + Air Dry + HiTemp Wash + Air Dry in less than 5 sec or Hi Temp Scrub/Scour + Air Dry + Hi Temp Scrub/Scour + Air Dry in less than 5 sec
pump is likely gone ......without pressure from the pump .the arms will not turn and no water will shoot from the arm jets .....it's kinda like a whirlpool tub that way .....no pump no bubbles ..good luck
Make sure you get water to the dishwasher. Check to see if the water shut-off valve (located under the sink) is open. If you get water to the dishwasher, but there is still no water inside during the fill cycle, the problem might be with a faulty water valve (located at the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the kick panel, on either side), in which case replace the water valve.
An angel of mercy on another blog posted this solution and it worked for me as well. My Whirlpool Quiet Partner Dishwasher would not work due to the CLEAN light flashing in 7 interval sequences. I followed these steps and my dishwasher is not working perfectly...hope it works for you:
"Well for mine which is a Whirlpool Gold Model # GU2400XTPS3, I found the seq of buttons that I had to push to reset the curcuit board. I think it may of been in this forum somewhere. But I had to push - Sani Rinse, Heated Dry, Sani Rinse, Heated Dry, and then the dishwasher went through it's diagnostic cycle and then after that the light stopped blinking and the dishwasher works great. Supposily, there is a Product Tech Sheet behide the kick panel of every dishwasher, but mine was gone so I had to find the information on the internet. You might want to do a serach for the correct seq of buttons you have to push to reset the curcuit board. If you know for sure that the heating element is bad, you will have to order one. "