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Dishwasher runs but water does not come into tub. Renters took the bottom rack from dishwasher. Could this be the problem?

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The problem is your water inlet valve.

if you remove the panel at the bottom of the dishwasher you will see either a copper hard pipe, or a flexible steel hose leading into the water inlet valve.

BE SURE TO CUT OFF THE WATER SUPPLY. It is probably located under the kitchen sink- just follow the water line until you see a cutoff handle.

The valve is activated by an electromagnet- you will see a plug with two wires leading into the cylinder shaped solenoid (the magnet). After turning off the water, and disconnecting the water supply and the hose to the machine and the wires (it's a tight space, so be patient) check and see if the screen (just inside where the water supply line connects to the valve) is clogged with limescale. If it is, you can clean it out fairly well with CLR or Limeaway, and that might fix your problem. If it doesn't you can order a new one online, or take it to an appliance parts store if there is one in your area. They are pretty common.

Good Luck!

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