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No water after new installation

We just installed a new dishwasher started it up and no water seemed to be going in? The water supply is on. We installed a braided hose for the water?
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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    Had the same problem when we started ours for the first time. You will hear the dishwasher run and it is a feature that pumps out any water left in the dishwasher before it begins it cycle. Cost us $75 for a repair man to tell us that if we would have let it run for a few minutes we would have gotten the water supply

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Start the unit and let it run for 30-60 seconds to allow the sensors to detect water. The unit should start. If not, Loosen the water line at the valve and check for water. If there is water. the next step is to unplug the water valve electrical connection and check for voltage across the terminals. If there is power, change the valve. No power, the circuit card is suspect.

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