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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?
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.
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Sep 12, 2008 | Dishwashers
The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. First Check to see if the valve is getting water. Make sure it's not clogged. There is a screen on the inside of the valve, this sometimes gets clogged up with debris. Check to see if you get power to valve when unit is put into operation may take a couple minutes to start a fill. If you have power and it's not clogged up replace the valve .If you have no power to the water inlet valve check float switch. This can be done by checking the continuity. Here is a video checking the water inlet valve and the float switch. It may be a different model but the testing procedure will be the same. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations for most models. All parts come with installation instructions.
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