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My Kenmore built-in dishwasher is running its cycles normally, but no water is coming into the machine so it runs the cycles dry (even a rinse cycle). Can you advise? If a part is needed, is it an expensive one? Thank you!!

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Sound like the inlet water valve is to blame here - or else the main controller board relay is not telling it to open. Further testing will be necessary to determine which is the cause.

If it is the board - you are better off getting a new machine.

The valve can be had for around $25.

go to repairclinic.com and enter in your exact model number for replacement parts.


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