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Asko Dishwasher DW20.1 d3120 Water not coming through inlet valve. I have replaced the inlet valve - solenoid only releases when on/off switch and start button are pressed and released simultaneously. A burst of water comes out at that point and stops. What could be wrong?

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  • jellis697 Aug 16, 2010

    ASKO Dishwasher 20.1 d3120. Water only comes out of the inlet valve in bursts when on/off swith and start button are pressed and released.

    I have replaced the inlet valve and tested the water supply. It seems to me that it is more to do with the signal that the solenoid in the inlet valve is receiving. It only operates when the on/off switch and the start buttons are pressed and released simultaneously - it just lets out a short burst of water. Any ideas - could it be the on-board processor if it has one?

  • jellis697 Aug 21, 2010

    Looks like cockroaches were living in the control unit. Cleaned it but still didn't work. Do you know where I could buy a new control unit?


    Many thanks

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Hi, Welcome to FixYa. I'll start by saying your description sounds exactly like a symptom of a faulty control board on Asko dishwasher's...specifically the relay responsible for energizing the fill valve. It sounds to me like the relay itself is receiving power, but then immediately failing which manifest in the manner you describe...water valve energized for a second then nothing. At the stage you seem to be at I would suggest removing the door panel and observing the relay ( they are clear so you can visually see the contacts open & close ) the wiring diagram should identify the inlet relay as "K3" or "K4" I don't recall off hand and I don't have the schematic in front of me. Let me know what you observe or if you require further assistance and I will try and be available asap. P.S. It could also simply be a poor wire connection on the board, power switch or door switch so check thoroughly. Good luck. Macmarkus :)

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  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Aug 22, 2010

    Hello again,



    Darn roaches !



    Did you observe any chewed wires or something else ?



    I know most of the Asko part`s I purchase are through a local part vendor, their website is "reliableparts.ca".



    I would also suggest looking at "repairclinic.com" as they do seem to have your Asko part # 8801286, though I confess to never have purchased any Asko part`s from that paricular vendor.





    The link for a list of the control is below...though they use a different "stock" number, it matches the model you provided.



    http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail...





    You`ll need to enter your model number at either of these sites or you can enter in the exact part number if you can pull it from the original control.



    Let me know how you make out. These sites may be useful depending on where you reside, I believe they have brick & mortar depot`s ( "Reliable Parts" does for sure, I use them personally ) but if you don`t mind purchasing such things on-line it should be helpful.



    Good luck.



    macmarkus :)

  • jellis697 Sep 15, 2010

    Hi Macmarkus,

    Last question before I buy a new part. Are there any other areas within the machine that roaches are likely to have damaged?

    Regards

    Andy

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Sep 15, 2010

    Hello Andy,

    As per your concern I would check the wiring, but as for components that is the only electronic control in your machine and I wouldn`t imagine roaches could do physical damage to the motors, or heater, things like that.

    Visually inspect wires going to everything and chances are pretty good you`ll be fine. Obviously the main thing is the circuits in the control itself which we`ve already discussed.

    Let me know how you fare.

    Good luck again.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

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Hi

Please follow the bellow suggestions…

Turn off the water supply to the machine, both hot & cold. Remove the cold-water hose from the back of the machine. Put the "machine end" of the hose in a bucket, in a sink, or drain (somewhere for the water to go!). Turn back on the cold water, and see if water really is getting through the hose. Turn the water back off. If you're not getting any water out of the hose, call a plumber.

If the above said suggestion is not the issue then look at the water inlet valve (where the hoses were screwed to the back of the machine), and check for any rust, lint, limescale, or anything else that could be blocking the flow of water. If yes, clean the mesh screens, reattach the hoses, and turn the water back onPlease check the link….

http://www.repairclinic.com/Washing-Machine-Troubleshooting#Itsunderfilling

The water inlet can fail, and is a fairly easy part to replace. On the back of your machine, there should be a sticker with the model and serial numbers on it. Write down those numbers, and call Sears / Kenmore (or an appliance parts & repair store) for prices and information about the water inlet valve. They (especially Sears) should also be able to give you a schematic and some instructions on how to remove and replace the water inlet valve, but if you're fairly handy -- it might be just as easy for you to look at how the old one comes out, so you can put the new one in.


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  • jellis697 Aug 09, 2010

    Thanks.

    I have actually already replaced the inlet valve and tested the water supply. It seems to me that it is more to do with the signal that the solenoid in the inlet valve is receiving. It only operates when the on/off switch and the start buttons are pressed and released simultaneously - it just lets out a short burst of water.

    Any ideas - could it be the on-board processor if it has one?

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