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We've just installed a new to us dishwasher. We've not had one previously so all of the plumming is new for that. When I turn on the dishwasher it seems as if the water is only trickles and it's obvious by the sound that the jet are not turning. What are some things I can check before I have to call out a professional?

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The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. First Check to see if the valve is getting water. Make sure it's not clogged. There is a screen on the inside of the valve, this sometimes gets clogged up with debris. Check to see if you get power to valve when unit is put into operation may take a couple minutes to start a fill. If you have power and it's not clogged up replace the valve .If you have no power to the water inlet valve check float switch. This can be done by checking the continuity. Here is a video checking the water inlet valve and the float switch. It may be a different model but the testing procedure will be the same. You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations for most models. All parts come with installation instructions.

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Where you hooked your water up to the dishwasher there is a metal screen and it sounds like it needs to be cleaned. The other problem is the solenoid that turns the water on and off may not be opening all the way and this will cause low water pressure. When you clean the screen you may have to pull it out with a hooked wire made from a heavy paper clip or you may be able to pull it out by using a small flatblade screwdriver and pry the screen out. The screen may get damaged but after cleaning it just pull on its edges to make it as round as possible and push it back into the opening. This is a very common probem. Good luck I hope this was helpful.

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