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Dishwasher's cycle just stalls

When i attempt to run a cycle on my dishwasher it stalls. I've checked for power and that seems to be find. After unplugging the unit it resets. When I push the buttons for the functions i want ( normal, sanitize and hi temp) the dishwasher excepts the settings and begins running. I can hear water running and air coming out of the air gap. The unit runs for 3 minutes and then goes silent. I looked thru the manuals and the troubleshooting guide sucks! Can't seem to find a wiring diagrahm either please help.

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  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    is the water turned on to the unit??

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It looks like you have a cold water supply problem. Check water entrance pipe, may be bend (if you have there a vane - see it is open).
Check that water entrance valve work (it is an electromagnet valve,located at the pipe's enterance to the machine).
If it doesn't work, test that it get power. In case it get power and dosen't work - You can easyly open the valve and clean it (from scale or other dirt). Be aware you should disconnected the power cable from machine before doing it.
Check as well for valve's coil resistance or you should replace for a new valve.

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