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Motor will run but no water comes into dishwasher

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Hello, your problem is going to be with the inlet valve, there is a solonied on top of the valve that has shorted out, the way to test this diagnosis is remove the panel at the bottom of the dish washer..locate the inlet valve normally on the front left under the washer, remove the 2 wires from the valve (being sure to cut the power off to the dishwasher while you do this step) using a volt meter isert the probes into the connectors on the wire then turn power back on, now run a wash..after a minute or so you should see 110v on the volt meter...if this happens your valve is bad you will have to pull the dish washer out and replace the valve. Good Luck!!! If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Mike

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Check for any kinks in the water feed hose. Also check that the water source (valve) is turned on completely. If you are using any type of water filter, check to be sure that it isn't clogged.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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If your dishwasher seems noisy, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Motor
Heater fan
Pump
Water-inlet valve An aging water-inlet valve can sometimes fail slowly, rather than all at once. It can shudder on and off rapidly, causing the incoming water lines to shake, rumble, and rattle--sometimes violently. If yours is doing this, replace the inlet valve.

Motor If it's the motor that's noisy, either of these may be the "culprit:"

  • As motor bearings wear out, they can become quite loud when the motor runs. They wear out quickly if they frequently get wet, because the water washes away the motor bearing grease. Bearings can get wet if the spin seal is defective. Then there will also be water leaking onto the floor beneath the dishwasher. Replace the seal if it leaks (read about the main tub seal in the "It leaks" section, later).

  • If, from beneath the dishwasher, you can see a round, plastic disc that's mounted to the top of the motor (a "slinger"), it may have broken free of the motor shaft. If so, it could be rattling around the shaft while the motor is running. If that's the problem, you need to replace the motor.

Heater fan If the heater fan bearings are rusted or worn, they may squeal, or scrape loudly during the drying cycle. If this is the problem, replace the fan motor. Alternatively, the fan blade may be loose. If so, you need to replace it.

Pump Small fruit pits, toothpicks, and fragments of glass sometimes get stuck in the pump. When this happens, open the pump and remove the debris. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher.

To get to the pump, you usually need to remove the lower rack, the spray arms, and the spray arm support from the inside of your dishwasher. A dishwasher pump isn't obvious. Look for an impeller--a round, plastic fan blade-type device that spins around and pushes the water toward the drain. When you can see the drain impeller, you should be able to see the clogging debris.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Step one in the diagnosis would be to check to see if you have a good water supply. Remove the lower kick panels and loosen the water supply line to the machine at the inlet valve (usually located in the left front looking at it from the front. If you have water coming to that point, remove the wiring connections at the inlet valve and see if there is 120volts present when the unit is supposed to be filling. If there is, replace the inlet valve. If there is no voltage, it turns into a far trickier diagnosis.

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SOURCE: bosch dishwasher motor keeps running no water

Hola Lewis!

This is such an easy repair, you'll be shocked and surprised! The reason this is happening is that the computer or timer has detected a "flood" condition and has permanently energized the drain pump to clear the "flood".

What you'll need to fix it...
1.) Shop-Vac (for vacuuming water) with a crevice tool (like one of these)
2.) T20 Torx bit with a driver. Torx sizing here. (You can get a set at Home Depot or Lowes)

All you gotta do now is get down on the floor and remove the kick panel. Then remove the screws holding the water valve and lift it up out of its' plastic holding. Now your shop-vac w/ crevice tool can be used. Stick the crevice tool in there (about 10") and vacuum up all the water that's been trapped in the basin. (you may need a flashlight to see what's going on back in there...) After the water is gone, your DW will work fine.

Here's how it works... About 10" behind the inlet valve is a "float" made of styrofoam. When water gets into the basin, the float rises and eventually trips a "flood condition" switch. This switch shuts the unit down and will only allow the drain pump to operate. So what you want to do is get the water out of the basin.

There may be a reason for the basin flooding, though. Suds (caused by too much (or the wrong) detergent), an actual water leak from the valve, etc... So after you get the water out of there and the unit is working again, you may want to monitor it (like, only run it when someone is home) for a while just to make sure that a real flood does not occur.

Hope this helps.
SG

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: water will not come into the dishwasher

it may be stuckin drain mode. the float may be activated. remove any water that may have leaked in the machine. then check the water source make sure the water is going into unit. last check your water valve, ohms it out .that should it,if i helped please send me a 4 thumbs up post.Thanks!

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

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