The float is not stuck the dish washer comes on and starts to cycle but no water i can hear a pump at the bottom running but nothing happens but if i pour water in the bottom it will pump it out right away my dishwasher is a bosch built in also before that started the dishwasher wasnt draining i cleared the line and it drains now but no water makes it in during the cycle what do i do
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Re: dishwasher wont fill
Make sure the dishwasher is not stuck in some kind of error mode. Make sure the water valve is turned on. Take the bottom front service door off and locate the water valve on the front left bottom of the machine. Make sure there are wires connected to it. If it's still not working, pick up a cheap electrical multimeter. Set it to the resistance setting, and remove the wires from the water valve. Test the resistance across the water valve's terminals. If the resistance is very high, or infinity, the water valve needs to be replaced. If the water valve is ok, turn the dishwasher on and test the voltage across the wires that go to the water valve at a time in the cycle when you know the dishwasher's controller will be trying to let water in. It may be either ac or dc voltage, so try both settings on the meter if you don't get a reading. If no voltage is read across those wires, open up the dishwasher and find the circuit board that the water valve's wires connect to, and make sure they're connected to the board properly. If that still doesn't work, there's a problem with the dishwasher's control board. Look for a square or rectangular blue, gray, black, white box on the circuit board near where the wire plugs in. This is the mechanical switch that turns on the power to the water valve when the computer sends a signal that it wants water. This switch may be jammed up. Try tapping it firmly with screwdriver. If that doesn't work, you can desolder the power switch and solder on a new one. If that doesn't work, you'll need to replace the board or do some advanced work on it.
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Sorry to hear about your problem. If a butter dish does not clean I expect little or no flow from either wash arms.
Need to check the water level after the fill cycle. Open the door after 90 seconds after starting the machine. The water should be about two inches deep.
For testing a small amount of water can be added by hand into the bottom of the wash tub to confirm that the wash problem is no or low water. Add water and continue cycle to determine if that is the root cause.
No or low water check the overfill float switch in the front bottom of the machine. It can get stuck in the up position. The float in the at rest position(down) operates a switch that allows the fill solenoid to actuate.
Second culprit for low water is the stop valve at the sink connection. The valve has a rubber seat that has known to come lose and plug the fill line to the dishwasher. This is a common failure of the valve. If so repair valve (repair of the valve does not require removal of the valve it can be done in place).
If Stop valve is OK and dishwasher is not filling check the water fill valve in the dishwasher. Also a common failure. It is located behind the lower front cover and requires someone who is qualified to service. A replacement would be specific to your machine because of calibrated flow rates. Low water could be an indication that the screen in line at the valve is plugged.
If water level is OK than I would check for plugged water filter screen or pump inlet.
In the bottom of dishwasher there is a float, check it and see if it is stuck. It is a common thing to have happen. The float/sensor maybe telling the board that you have water therefore it want allow it to fill. Start there.
When I start a new cycle, I first hear the pump run to empty out all
remaining water, and after that I hear the motor run for the regular
washing cycle, but there is no water in the dishwasher. After a few
minutes, the cycle stops, and the washer claims the dishes are 'clean'.
When I try starting a new cycle over and over again, about one in 20
times, the cycle will run normally with water. But then the next time,
the problem starts all over again. Once a cycle starts correctly,
everything works fine, including the rinsing.
If the water inlet
valve is fine and it fills with water then theissue seems to be with the float
switch assembly that is bad and should be replaced. Float assembly is found
inside the dishwasher's tub, on the bottom. The water that fills the dishwasher
lifts the float, and when it reaches a certain level, it acts as a trigger for
the float switch. The float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby
shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher. A defective switch may
interfere with dishwasher's filling and/or draining ability. Use voltmeter to
test the switch. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Take each probe and
touch them to one switch terminal each. This should produce a reading of either
zero or infinity. Continue to touch the probes to the terminals, and press down
on the switch's button. The reading should change to the opposite extreme. If
the switch fails either of these tests, you should replace it.Hope this helps...please post back for
If you can hear the water running - but it's not filling, you most likely have a drain problem, which is being stuck open. Usually the motor kicks in and either pumps the water through the wash arms (during wash cycle) or through the drain (during drain cycle) the switch that/or flap could be stuck on the drain and it is pumping it out the drain all the time instead of the wash arms.
This seems to be the "anti flood" device at the base of the washer is triggered due to water at the base of the washer. This safety device consists of a polystireene float and a micro switch that detects water leaks/spills and automatically puts the washer in pump out mode. You need to find the leak (hose or clamp)dry the base and rectifythe leak it before the washer works.
first of all, i'm gonna guess that the water supply under the sink is turned on.
the water you hear is the left over water from a previous cycle. there is always some left in the hoses after it drains, just like your washer.
this is 1 of 2 things. either your float is stuck in the up position or your water inlet valve is malfunctioning. the float is the quick and easy fix. the float is somewhere inside your dishwasher. it tells the water to stop coming in when it reaches a certain height, just like your toilet. it could look like anything, but most likely a cone or a little hat. just grab it and try to move it up and down. it should slide freely. it was probably stuck up and your handling will have solved the problem. we hope.
if the float was ok, the inlet valve needs checked or replaced. it is under the machine and has the water supply line hooked up to it. good luck
1. not enough water gets into the dishwasher. open the dishwasher 3-4
times during cycle, you should see some water at least once, if not -
check water valve, water level float and water pressure.
2. the pump is clogged - there is water, the motor will run but no
water is circulated. Check pump filters, check chopper and impeller.
There are a few things that can cause this problem, it could be a defective water inlet valve, it's usually located behind the lower kick plate on the left or right hand side of the dishwasher, When the washing cycle is started it sends voltage to the water inlet valve to open which allows water to enter the machine, or it could be a faulty float switch, when water enters the machine the float switch raises up which signals the water inlet valve to shut off, the float switch is located inside the dishwasher at the bottom, you can check the float switch by raising it up and down to see if it's stuck in the up position. Good luck.
Most washers do not fill they spray the dishes. When enough water has accumulated in the bottom a float switch shuts off the water and turns on the pump to remove the water. If the pump motor does not remove the water the cycle will not continue but the timer will. There may be something clogging the pump and resulting in an overload condition for the motor. This would account for the smell. A pump may turn freely when you spin it by hand because you cannot spin it fast enough by hand to determine if the pump is obstructed. Does the cycle drain the water? If the cycle stops and there is water in the bottom not being pumped out then you should look at the pump and the motor to determine problem.