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Water is not coming out. I have checked the spray arms and they are turning ok. All valves are on to the dishwasher. Any ideas?

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The fill hose to the dishwasher goes into a solenoid valve to fill the dishwasher. Check to see that it is opening. You can check this but starting the dishwasher and listening, a solenoid valve will click open and shut. If not it needs to be replaced. Note: It helps to pull the machine out from under the counter to listen for this. Also, although not as likely, hard water sometimes can clog the water openings on the spray arms, CLR or Lime Away can take care of that (Take care to rinse and drain the dishwasher after using these products).

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Ok this normally happens when there is a leak in the base
pull it out and remove both side panels
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look on the left side there is a red bar which goes down to the botton lift this up and down you should hear the swich clicking make sure the rod is down then retry it

The micro screen maybe clogged but the main culprit may be the larger filter found inside the unit upon which the spray arm sits. It has sometimes significant calcium type deposits that I nearly completely cut off the water flow.

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dishwasher/check/sprayarm.php
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Water comes into the dishwasher not through the spray arm.
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The lack of the pressure could be if it is not enough water came into the dishwasher during the fill up time.
Add a 1/2 of gallon of water manually and see how the spray arm spins. If it spins better then the next step is to check the water shut off valve under the sink. Is it open all the way or not?
If it's fine then the problem is the water inlet valve. It could be blocked with hard water deposits or it's not opening all the way. In both cases it has to be replaced.


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Remove the 4 screws holding the lower kick panel. Remove kick panel. Locate the water inlet valve. This is the electrical valve where the water pipe hooks into the dishwasher. Shut off the water to the Dishwasher and electrical to the dishwasher. Disconect the 2 wire plug at the water inlet valve. Disconect the water supply to the dishwasher at the valve and disconect the rubber hose attached to the valve. Install new valve and test machine.
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Hello there:
There are 6 areas that could cause this to happen Please follow these simple steps ok
Investigate each of these six areas if your dishwasher is not completely cleaning your dishes:

Water Inlet Valve

A dishwasher's water inlet valve is its most common part to fail. When your dishes are not being fully cleaned, quite often a faulty water inlet valve is to blame. Test your dishwasher's water inlet valve, and if it is no longer functioning as it should, you will have to replace it.

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Your dishwasher has a lower spray arm. It may also have an upper spray arm at the top of the dishwasher. These spray arms are designed to shoot high pressure, high temperature water at your dishes. It is possible that the holes of the spray arms, where the water comes out, are blocked with debris, affecting wash quality. You should inspect your dishwasher's spray arms regularly. Clean out the spray arms as need be.

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Water temperature is a key element in achieving clean dishes. A dishwasher's heating element is not designed to heat the water that enters it. Rather, the heating element is designed to maintain the heat of the water that enters the dishwasher. Its a good idea to run the hot water in your sink for a couple of minutes before you run the dishwasher. Just to make sure the water is nice and hot before it enters the dishwasher. If the water is unable to stay hot, it can adversely affect your dishwasher's cleaning ability.

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There is a filter in your dishwasher. Its function is to keep large particles of food and foreign objects away from the pump. Many of the newly-manufactured dishwashers have self-cleaning filters, and routine cleaning isn't a concern. However, some other dishw ashers need to have the filter removed and cleaned regularly. If the filter or grate is clogged or blocked with debris, it may interfere with the normal functioning of your dishwasher. Consult your owner's manual for specific directions for removing your dishwasher's filter and cleaning it.

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It could just be that you aren't using enough soap to completely wash your dishes. Your dishwasher may be designed to dispense soap at two different times during the wash cycle. If you don't fill all of the detergent cups, then the diswasher will lose a cleaning cycle. Also, if you use a gel-type detergent, try switching to a powered kind. Powders tend to dissolve better in hot water. And don't buy in bulk. Detergents are most effective in the first two weeks. After that, they decrease in potency.
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