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Dishwasher will not fill with water

I have an Equator dishwasher (Model SB72) that will not fill with water. I first noticed something was wrong when water started leaking out the bottom of the unit. I removed the right side cover panel and found that soon after a cycle began the water entered the air break unit, and then the levelling unit. I am not dishwasher savy; I only know these terms because I was able to locate the Service Parts catalog. Once the water enters the leveling unit it begins to spill out from the top of the unit and into the basin below, and eventually onto the floor. Any advice on what might be the problem? The only thing I see that could be causing a problem is a lot of deposit-like material in the clear plastic air break unit.

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  • bogey40 Jun 23, 2008

    How do you know if the water inlet valve is defective, and is this the same as the electrovalve? The spare parts catalog does not mention a "water inlet valve". In the Service Manual it says that if there is a sudden rise of water in the compression chamber that the circuit from the compression chamber to the the ballcock is blocked. In this instance, I should check the ballcock and clean it. Is the compression chamber (again, not listed in the catalog) the same thing as the air break unit or the leveling unit?

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    Yaz S Jul 08, 2008

    A dishwasher that won't fill can have a few sources as the problem:

    1) Check for low water pressure at the tap. It could be a city water problem. This is usually temporary.

    2) The water that fills your dishwasher is controlled by a float, much like the float in a toilet. As the water rises, so does the float, eventually causing the float switch to shut the water off.
    The float could be stuck or its movement impeded. Remove bottom rack of diswasher and then the cover of the float assembly. Verify it moves freely.

    3) You will need a multimeter to check the float switch itself, which is accessed by removing the service panel that is below the door. The switch is just below the float assembly and is held in place by a few screws or possibly a clip. Turn off power to washer, disconnect switch from the float assembly and replace, if needed.

    4) There could be an obstruction in the water-inlet hose at the inlet valve. Remove the dishwasher from its cubby hole by removing remove the service panel, then unscrewing the dishwasher from the countertop. Disconnect the water inlet hose and check for any sediment buildup.

    5) There could be a problem with the fill valve, drain valve or drain solenoid. Call in a pro for this.

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I think some part of yours dishhwasher has problem .i think water container has problem so if possible call to ur customer care of urs company.

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Try checking for anything that might be obstructing the filters and try to check on kinked or wring tubings. Look for a switch or say knob on the leveling unit as well. keep me posted

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Hi,

If there's no water entering your dishwasher, check these:

Water-inlet valve
Float switch
Water-inlet valve The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually located behind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's the device with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

Float switch The float switch is a small electrical switch that's located right below the dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of the dishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills the dishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float gets caught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter the dishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it.

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The dishwasher has an electrical water valve called a water inlet valve. If the dishwasher won't fill with water, the water inlet valve might be defective. These valves are not repairable and will have to be replaced.


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The float assembly is normally inside the dishwasher near the door on the floor of the dishwasher. If something gets stuck underneath it and holds the float assembly up, the dishwasher won't fill with water. If the float assembly moves freely up and down, the float switch might be defective.


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The float switch is actuated by the float assembly. It is a protection device designed to prevent the dishwasher from overfilling. If the dishwasher won't fill with water, it may be because this float switch is defective or stuck.


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Water Supply Problem

The dishwasher is connected to the hot water supply from the house. Check to be sure the household water supply valve is turned on. Over time, calcium deposits can build up in the water supply valve or in the small filter screen inside the water inlet valve. The water supply line may need to be removed from the water inlet valve of the dishwasher, then run some water into a bucket to see if there is enough pressure. Be certain to turn off the water before working on the water line.

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