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Whirlpool ADP9000ix dishwasher C4 error message. I have been unable to locate the float valve to de-clog it. Any ideas as tipping the machine isn't working anymore. Thanks

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  • Simon Whitehart
    Simon Whitehart Apr 24, 2017

    thanks for your answer but the float valve isn't visible on the floor of the water basin

  • yadayada
    yadayada Apr 24, 2017

    Then it is outside the cabinet, remove the works fron the cabinet. You can also contact the repairclinic.com for free advise.

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The float is in the washer water basin under the lower dish rack.

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Whirlpool Gold dishwasher will not stop filling with water. emergency shutoff float is not stuck, but does not communicate with shutoff vaulve.


The inlet valve must shut when the program controller gets the info for water level, if not the possibilities are to check the inlet valve for working, the level sensor and the program controller for output to control.

Sep 30, 2011 | Whirlpool Gold 24 in BuiltIn Dishwasher w...

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Dishwasher will not run. Water in bottom does not drain.


Most probable cause is that your float valve is jammed.
The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. On newer models it will be located in or near the drain. There will be tube about 2 inches (5cm) and about an inch in diameter with holes in the top. Inside this is the float valve. On older units is looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath. Make sure it can lift and drop freely.


Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

on Mar 07, 2010 | Dishwashers

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My indesit dishwasher is filling up with water but not emptying. Seems to be sticking after a couple of clicks on the programme.


Most probable cause is that your float valve is jammed.
The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. On newer models it will be located in or near the drain. There will be tube about 2 inches (5cm) and about an inch in diameter with holes in the top. Inside this is the float valve. On older units is looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath. Make sure it can lift and drop freely.


Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

Apr 23, 2010 | Indesit 24 in. D63 Free-standing...

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Dish washer won't kick into wash mode . heating elements work, water filled up in bottom of dishwasher and won't drain. All buttons work but won't wash dishes


First check you float valve.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. Looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath.

The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

Mar 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Dishwashers

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Kenmore dishwasher is not draining properly.


Float valve is jammed.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. Looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath.

The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

Mar 19, 2010 | Dishwashers

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Kitchenaid dishwasher will not turn on or drain


Float valve is jammed.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. Looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath.

The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

Mar 17, 2010 | KitchenAid 34 in. KUDP01FLSS Stainless...

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Drainage


Float valve is jammed.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. Looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath.

The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

Mar 12, 2010 | Beko 24 in. D3731F Free-standing...

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Water doesn't drain out of dishwasher at the end of the cycle.


Following should help you.

Float valve is jammed.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. Looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath.

The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

Mar 09, 2010 | Maytag MDB9100A Dishwasher

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Dishwasher wont drain when finshed


Float valve is jammed.

Look inside the machine on the floor will be a small float valve. Looks like a small upside down cup. Lift it and clear anything from underneath.

The valve is a safety feature to stop the machine from over filling. If anything gets under the valve it will jam open and stop the machine.

Not working?

Check for a clog internal or external.

Scoop as much water our as you can. Open the cover on the floor of the machine. Usually just turns and lifts out or snaps out some are screwed in. Take your time and try not to force anything. Look for a clog there.

Check for clog in the drain. The dishwasher will connect to the drain under your sink and run either directly to the drain or into your disposal unit. Remove open the connections and look for a clog. Clear if necessary.

Not the clog?

Water is pumped out by the machine via an internal pump located under the base. If it fails the water will collect until it trips the float valve. First scoop out all the water from the machine and run it again. If water comes in and it runs to the point it fills again and trips the float then either the pump or timer is faulty.

Pump check.

Remove the machine. It will be held in place by screws directly into the counter top. You may have to lower it to get it out. The front feet turn with a wrench to lower.

Turn off the water supply. Run the unit again until you get to the drain cycle.

Connect a test light or voltage tester to the terminals at the pump. Check for voltage at the pump. If you have voltage replace the pump. If no voltage the timer is faulty.

Timer problem?
Some can be replaced as a unit others are integral to the control panel. Turn style can be replaced. Touch control can not.

For more help go to my more detailed tip "Dishwasher will not run. DW101 how to fix". Or click on my profile and you will find the link there.


Hope this helped you. Please take the time to rate this tip.

Thanks,

Adrian

Jan 27, 2010 | Kenmore 15762 Dishwasher

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My De Dietrich is not filling with water - pipe is on and water available. I've been away for a month - just got back and tried putting on the dish washer but it seems that the water isnt getting through...


Yes, lots of ideas. You need to disconnect the water line where it attaches to the dishwasher valve and see if water is flowing. If it flows, then you either have a clogged inlet valve (there is a screen inside the valve that catches debri from the water line) that could of happen from a disturbance of the water service orthe valve is old and lost its ability to open upon signalling, or the timer is not sending the signal to open the valve, or the water level (float) switch is stuck and not allowing the signal to get to the valve.

Nov 28, 2009 | De Dietrich 18 in. VW7451 Built-in...

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