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Hotpoint Aquarius DWF31 Dishwasher Inlet Valve

No water is entering the machine at programme start, so I suspect the inlet valve solenoid. I have put a meter over the terminals of the solenoid. The resistance is 3.8k ohm. Is there any other test I should try to confirm that a new valve is deeded before I blow £40 odd on it?

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Please verify that the hose screen is not plugged.
3.8k is good.
Did you try putting your hand carefully on the body of the valve to check for the clicking sound/vibration at the solenoid?
If you here/feel something, you may just have a plug-up.
Otherwise if there is no noise and since the solenoid coil checks out, You should also check to see if there is voltage to the solenoid coil.
The solenoid could also be stuck and a few taps could loosen junk from it.
Always observe safety!
If there is voltage, by putting a meter across the coil terminals, then you do have a stuck or shot solenoid and the entire valve/solenoid assembly should be replaced.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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