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Dishwasher - Slow fill

Said dishwasher suddenly began taking a long time to fill. The water pressure is OK and the primary filter at the hose connection was clean. I removed dishwasher and side panels and started machine. I could see that the water was flowing very slowly and eventually the machine started its prewash. Total cycle time is now about two hours instead of one.

The plumbing on these machines are very complicated so I need help as to where to start.

The only clue I have is that previously the filling water was audible with a varying note and then it would stop, wait a while and continue filling stopping and starting until full. Now it is a constant slow trickle.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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If I'm not mistaken, these dishwashers are built by Asko for Viking. If thats the case then you probably have a bad circulation pump. Under Asko's warranty (not sure if Viking is the same) these pumps are covered parts and labor for 3 years from installation date, and 5 years for the part only. The pump is accesed from the back of the machine,so you have to pull out the dishwasher. Then you remove the lower plate in the rear and the motor at the very back center is the pump. You remove it by turning it about a 1/4 turn either clockwise or counter clockwise, depending on the style, then place the new one in and turn it to lock it in place, being careful that the sealing oring stays in place or youll get a leak. The part will probably cost you around $150 unless viking marks theirs up more than Asko. Good Luck!

Posted on Nov 23, 2006

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john, the dishwasher has a timed fill, make sure you are using 3/8 inch line. If you are using 1/4 inch, that would be your problem. The fill should be just below the heating element. If you are using the 3/8 inch line, the next suspect would be the fill valve itself. Make sure nothing is kinked, Catriver.

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I had the same problem with my machine - ie lots of water coming out front about two thirds of the way through the cycle - engineer (local and very reliable) knew as soon as he came in that I had started bying Powerball 5 dishwasher tablets - they produce too much foam (try opening the door during the cycle and see the amount of foam) and it therefore comes out of the overflow parts on the door. I tried Magnum 5 and got the same problem. Now I stick to either Asda's own basic (not the 5) or I buy the Magnum ones and cut them in half. Has never leaked since!

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You need to reset the computer on the bottom. Had the same problem with mine. The Blinking led means the heating element is bad and will not operate.

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TRy priming by putting a jug of water in bottom of inside of dishwasher

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