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Rinse cycle works but wash cylces do not, not water enters.

My dishwasher has hardly been used. On all the wash cycles water is not entering the dishwasher, you just here the motor running, however, if you set the dial to the rinse cycle it does get water and rund through the rinse cycle fine. Wash cylcles get no water.

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  • cindy869 Jun 01, 2010

    thank you

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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the Timer and the heating element. If every other part of the dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in one place--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault. Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What happens next depends, as follows: On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time. On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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  • cindy869 Jun 01, 2010

    the knob is not stuck, you can easily turn the dial to any position wash or rinse cycle. On the dial, moving clockwise the first setting is rinse, the next setting on the dial is light wash, the next setting on the dial is normal wash and then the next setting on the dial is heavy wash. If I move the dial to rinse cycle the machine fills with water, you can hear the water running into it. It proceeds through this cycle just fine and shuts itself off when finished, like a normal functioning dishwasher.



    If I move the dial to any of the wash cycles, you hear the motor or pump start, but no water. Even after 5 minutes or more still no water, so it is not putting water in to be preheated, it simply is not putting any water in at all on these wash cycles. I don't want to burn out the pump or motor by letting it run much longer and still having no water delivered into the dishwasher.

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jun 01, 2010

    If there is no water entering the machine then it is the water inlet valve that has gone bad and needs to be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

  • cindy869 Jun 01, 2010

    but water does enter the machine if you turn the dial to the rinse cycle.

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jun 01, 2010

    In that case as I stated earlier that it is the Timer/Timer motor that has gone bad and needs to be replaced because the water is still entering the machine.




    Thanks


    Rylee

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