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Dishwasher continuously fills....even when switched off.

Hi, this is an updated posting following from a previous thread. I have one of these dishwashers and it seems to contiuously fill, the water never stops flowing into the main chamber of the washer. Everything works fine except this, it flooded our kitchen because my wife had no idea the water was still entering the chamber once the dry cycle had started.

Is this something that only a repair guy can fix?

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  • Lee Godwin
    Lee Godwin Dec 12, 2007

    I'll give it a try and let you know, thanks!

  • Lee Godwin
    Lee Godwin Dec 13, 2007

    I tried putting the washer into the 'fill' part of the cycle, when I opened the door and saw that the water was still filling the chamber I pulled the float up and the water was still filling the chamber.



    Any other suggestions? The previous answer was a great 'good to know' tip but the problem is still there.

  • Lee Godwin
    Lee Godwin Dec 14, 2007

    No click, I can hear the very faint click of the switch but the louder click isn't happening. I'm guessing that the switch has died? If this is the case is this something I could change or do I need a pro to come and install, I am technically minded but don't want to get into something I know nothing about if it's comlicated.

  • Lee Godwin
    Lee Godwin Dec 15, 2007

    Okay I tried that so I you must be right about that solenoid, is that the small switch that the float controls or the part that the water pipe is actually connected to (it tricky to see anything)? My next question is where on earth do I buy dishwasher parts from? It's going to be very trick because there is barely any room to get my hands under there to do anything.

  • d90guy Mar 06, 2008

    I have the same issue - I have been tracing the issue on this and I narrowed it to either the high water cut-off switch or the water inlet valve solenoid. I hear the click when I raise the water inlet so I am ssuming from this post that that menas it is OK. I will try the solenoid next but I will have to find the part number as that is not listed in the Factory Parts Catalog. I will try to get if from the valve once I remove but if anyone has the number, let me know. Funny that I had the same water solenoid issue on my clothes washer just last month.

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Sounds like there maybe something stuck underneath the float, The float is the round coffee cup like thing in the bottom of the dishwasher That happend to me and something was just stuck not letting the float rise. I sure hope this help you out I just seen you thread and thought I would try to help you out Hope it does

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  • bear001 Dec 13, 2007

    Did you hear the click when you lifted the swicth if you did hear a click it means it is working. But if you did not hear it means that the swicth is bad and should be replaced. Another thing I was wondering you can open your door and it still works, That should not happen either it should shut down as soon as you open the door, Let me know how and if you hear that and we can go from there. It may also me the door swicth let me know sorry that did not help you. I am trying for you and can help some other way.,

  • bear001 Dec 14, 2007

    Hello there is a main inlet that comes in where the water connects In the underside or the cabinet, You wll see wires going to that switch Make sure the power is off to the washer and double check it so you don't get a shock.. Make sure all connections where the wires come into the water inlet are all tight and plugged in, The parts are cheap and easy to install if you need to purchase them. It should be in there because everything else is working fine, witch would lead me to believe that the inlet selenoid jMay have failed. Anyone with a little common sense like it seems you have can replace it, Its pretty easy to do. I you just look at the screws and clamps that should be pretty simple if thats your problem. If you have any more help let me know. Happy Holidays bear001

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