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Dishlex 500 dishwasher doesn't fill.

I tipped my dishwasher onto its side to replace the leaky inlet and outlet hoses. Now the solenoid on the inlet hose won't open at the start of the cycle. I've tested the solenoid and it's fine. The problem seems to be with the electrical signal that opens it. I suspect that, what looks like a pressure switch at the other end of the wire is getting a bogus signal from some sort of cup looking device, connected to the sump which I have inadvertantly upset by tipping the dishwasher over. I could be completely wrong. Any ideas how to fix the problem?

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  • whatisitagai Aug 01, 2009

    Thankyou for your help. The cup like device that I described was not the switch but was connected to the switch by a plastic tube. By disconnecting this tube, blowing through it and also disconnecting the rubber pipe to the sump and drying all water then reconnecting everything, the dishwasher worked again.
    Thanks again for your help.

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The cup looking device shoud be a switch that turns the solonoid off if water leaks there ,Try bypassing the switch to see if it works,Also check the door switch to see if it is making,Hope this helps Cheers.

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You do not have to remove the water inlet valve from the dishwasher in order to test it. Just make sure power is not getting to your dishwasher before you conduct the test.


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