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Machine does not fill with water

On starting any cycle, following the tablet droping, the nachine does not fill with water. The cycle goes through as nornam without water. Cosequently the dishes do not get washed! hi iv just installed idl 40 an cant get it to work wright my lights come on an flash an it sounds as if its trying to pump water in but its not can any one help me .....

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    first light flashes but no water comes into the 20 month old machione

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Thank you everyone, i had the same problem and this worked a treat. gave the thing a dam good jiggly and its now going thought the cycle perfectly well.

Thank the lord for google from which all things are possible!

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Thanks Maidstoned
We did what you suggested, and although there was no indication of a leaky nut or pipe, just tipping it on its side and back again seemed to fix it!!! We think the pipe had an airbubble. Its what my mother used to call the hit-the-engine-with-your-highheel technique.
Thanks loads of dishes!!!
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Pull the unit out and tip it carefully to one side. (put some rag down first to mop up the water) then stand the unit back up.
Make sure you can see the back of the unit. put some tissue paper behind the plastic pipe that runs up the back centre of the machine. Turn the unit on and put into cycle. after a few minutes carefully remove the paper if its wet (even a little) the chances are the star shaped lock nut inside is loose or the pipe is damaged. A replacement is readily available and should cost less than a tenner to buy. just make sure you order a new seal as well and get a 20-25mm jubilee clip to replace the one installed. Failing that check the water pressure to the unit!

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

I have just got my idl 40 and cant get it to work either. flashing lights, sounds like water is trying to go through but nothing...dont' know why, phoning engineer tomorrow.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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I had a Zanussi d/w up until about 5 years ago and there were two perennial problems that required attention. First of all, there was a double solenoid inlet valve for the water supply at the back, one part was the main fill, the other was a supply to the water softener - big plastic lump in the bottom under the salt filler. The main fill solenoid would fail about every 2 years and I would buy a replacement directly from Zanussi for about £10. I believe the failure may have been due to the fact that the machine was filled from the hot supply. This was allowed in the specification but the higher temperature may have led to failure. (Side note) In any case, it is better to fill dishwashers with cold water anyway because during the initial part of the wash cycle proteins are rinsed off rather than being stuck on the items, and secondly, heating from cold increases the contact time of the wash detergent solution and also improves results. If the solenoid controlling the supply to the water softener has failed, it may well lead to the phenomenon you are seeing because the regeneration cycle happens after the wash in most machines. If you feel comfortable about using a mains tester(a neon screwdriver one would do) and can *safely* reach the solenoid with power on and the machine the right way up, then you could see whether power is reaching the regeneration side of the valve or not. If it is, and water is not entering then you have the culprit. Another area that affects filling is the level switch. Generally these are pneumatically operated device looking like a flat drum, about 8cm across and 1cm or so thick. They are generally mounted up high in the machine or door and have two or three wires on terminals and a small flexible plastic tube leading somewhere into the wet area of the machine. As the water level rises, water goes part way up the tube and air above it operates the switch to turn off the water. Sometimes there are two levels used and hence two switches inside this assembly working at different pressures. One could have gone. Another problem is that gunk can get in the lower part of the tube and reduce or block it from detecting. and generally this results in no filling at all. Hope this helps!

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