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If there's no water entering your dishwasher, check these: 1. Water-inlet valve The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually located behind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's the device with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it. 2. Float switch The float switch is a small electrical switch that's located right below the dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of the dishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills the dishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float gets caught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter the dishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it.

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  • dakobbie03 May 27, 2010

    water enters the dishwasher, but after it fills up and goes to the next step in cycle to start washing, it doesn't do anything. the timer will go down and it'll act like it goes to the next step and then even drain the water, but it will stop at around 76 min remaining if we started on a cycle with 95 minutes. it just stays there with the sensing light on.



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