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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: water inlet valve Kenmore dishwasher

Okay handy Mike,

First of all, is this a new dishwasher? Or, is it a used one? The reason I ask is because there should be a warranty with a new appliance and you should not have to worry, or have to pay for, any repairs.

The problem you are experiencing could very well be a water inlet valve problem (good assessment), but may also be something more simple. The dishwasher has a float inside the tub that is supposed to shut the water off, when it reaches the appropriate fill level. Check the float to make sure it moves up and down and that you can hear the switch "clicking". Sometimes small items get stuck under the float and will keep in the up (or shut off position).

For some helpful part locator drawings refer to and type in your model number. An illustration of the water inlet valve can be found under the "Frame" heading in the next page as item number 24 (part number 154195301). The float and float switch can be found under the "Tub" heading as items number 13 (part number 154144301) and 24 (part number 5300809863), respectively.

If you require further assistance, please let me know. I hope its something simple and you don't require parts. But, if you do, you know where you can get them. If you do not wish to order on line, use the part numbers provided and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. I hope this helps you. Good Luck.


Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore refg. model # 106.56544400 ice maker

Water valve is a dual valve. One for water, one for ice. Switch the wires to test.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Leak/drip water into the drum even the washer is off.

well i can only do so much from this end but the valves are locate in rear up on top they will b after the water spikets they shuld have a electronic soilenoid valve as well u neer a small 8inch pipe wrench should do and a screw driver its pretty self explanitary

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 80 series Model 110.28812790 - water leak inside tub

It's quite possible. First see the Sears parts list for your washer with diagrams of all major parts.!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=+110.28812790&pathTaken=partSearch

Then see the Whirlpool / Kenmore Service manual for these washers and check the troubleshooting section.$FILE/L-55.pdf

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: how do you test your dishwasher's water inlet valve?

find the tech sheet and ohm out the valve with a multimeter. or pull off the plug, and connect a multimeter to it. select a cycle, hit start, shut door, wait a few minutes and you should be getting 120VAC out of the plug. if the voltage is there and the no water is entering the machine, faulty valve.

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It should first be checked for correct water inlet hose with safety valve. After connecting the double-walled water inlet hose, the safety valve is next to the tap. Therefore the water inlet hose is only under pressure while the water is running. If the water inlet hose starts to leak during this operation, the safety valve cuts off the running water and the draining pump in the dishwasher is switched on. If the inlet hose with safety valve working correctly than could be some of following faulties.

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If you look at the lower electrical diagram then you can see that all electrical components are located in a circuit inlet valve which can be also faulty.

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When the dishwasher goes into wash mode there doesn,t seem to be enough water in the unit to spray out the arms. when i pour water into unit it works ok until its next cycle?

Hello, If your unit is not getting enough water inside of it one of the first things that you would check would be the water inlet valve. If you follow the water line going to the dishwasher the water line itself connects to the inlet valve. Using a multimeter you can remove the connection going to the solenoid to assure that the valve is getting power if the valve were not to be getting power then you would look at the float switch which is usually found to the right of the inlet water valve. If you do have power going to the valve yet you still do not have water flowing past the valve you will most likely need to replace the inlet water valve in the unit. If you have any further questions or you have a problem locating the inlet water valve message me back your make and model number of your unit and I will try to locate your schematic to show the location of the valve. Also if you do have any questions message me back those as well. Thanks again I await your reply Rick

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The water inlet valve is bad and needs to be replaced.
The valve is located in back of the refrigerator. You can follow the water line that connects to the refrigerator right to the water inlet valve to help you locate it.
Here is a video that shows you how to change a water inlet valve on a refrigerator. Though the video may not be specific to your model all refrigerators are similar.
I hope you found my post helpful.

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The ice is no longer coming out cubed - just a big clumped together mess on my Samsung Bottom Freezer's internal ice cube maker

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
This symptom is caused by a water inlet valve that is bypassing water when it is supposed to be shut off. The inlet water valve is not repairable and must be replaced when this symptom occurs. There can be yet other problems with he ice-maker itself, but changing the water inlet valve will correct this about 95 % of the time. Changing the inlet water valve is the first step in troubleshooting. Should you call for in home service; the tech will change the inlet water valve before doing any other troubleshooting and will most likely have to return after 24 hours to continue ice-maker troubleshooting.

If you need help locating a replacement inlet water valve I will need your complete model number.

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Is your machine a FAV6800A or FAV9800A? Can you confirm the Model Number and the first two digits Serial Number?

Does water flow into the machine with the 120VAC power plug pulled from the machine?

If it does you have a stuck water valve. If it doesn’t you could have a stuck pressure switch and I can walk you thru how to check in diag mode for that condition.

I know you are frustrated but with some basic troubleshooting we can determine if the issue is a stuck open Water Inlet Valve or a defective Pressure Switch. Because this board doesn’t ask for the Model Number or Serial Number we need to start there.

Here is where the Model and Serial number info is located on the back of your machine.

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I have a Maytag dishwasher model DWU8860 and it doesn't always fill after a pumpout cycle

It is probably a faulty inlet valve. Check the float switch first.

See here how to locate the parts.

See also this advice for repairclininc:

" There's no water entering the machine If there's no water entering your dishwasher, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Float switch
Water-inlet valve The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually located behind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's the device with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

Float switch The float switch is a small electrical switch that's located right below the dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of the dishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills the dishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float gets caught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter the dishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it.

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