Question about Kenmore Dishwashers
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The problem you're experiencing based on your description sounds like (unfortunately) a common one.
First check the float isn`t being obstructed and thereby indicating the unit is already full.
The other possibility....
The water inlet valve can be an issue with dishwasher's if they fail in the closed position, It'll need to be replaced likely, but you can try to fix it.
You can remove the water line and remove the valve and try to clean it out...it's usually futile, but worth a try.
You may want to call in a pro however, the part to repair it is available at most brick & mortar appliance part centers or you can check out on-line vendors such as "repairclinic.com" "searspartsdirect.com" or "apwagner.com" etc.
Do a search by typing in your actual model number and you should find it. Hope that helps move you forward.
Let me know if I you need help on how to change it etc.
**It's relatively easy with Whirlpool built Kenmore or any other for that matter. First Turn off the power, the water, safety first...access is gained through the kick plate/toe panel below the door.**
The valve will be on the left and involves only removing 2 screws, the water line in & out and 2 wires which go on either way...they aren't polarity specific. Should resemble this image...
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Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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