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Machine just drains forever

My TKD7000 just started acting strangely. As soon as you switch it on, it just starts draining. Even with the door open, and no water left inside. It never stops doing this, no matter how long you leave it. Any ideas please?

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  • Derblet Jul 27, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestions. It's already been unplugged for a while, so I will try your other suggestions. The dishwasher is fitted. Does it need to come out it access these parts, or can they be reached from the front? Access does look tricky, to be honest.

  • Derblet Jul 27, 2008

    Well, I have the inlet valve off. Across the connections is a resistance of 3.7KOhms . Do you think it should be less than that?



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Try first unplugging power cord , to check if it clears.
When this happens it is usually the inlet valve in need for replacement.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 27, 2008

    Also a faulty float switch can give you this problem:

    There's no water entering the machine

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

    Water-inlet valve
    Float switch

    Water-inlet valve

    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

    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."

    You can buy parts entering model number here, or you can call the phone number listed on last pages of your owner manual to get repair service at home.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 27, 2008

    The inlet valve, that is probably the cause for the problem, should be located behind the lower kickplate panel in either the right
    or left corner. The panel has a couple of screws to remove it. On some models, the door mustbe opened to
    remove the kickplate's screws. Close door before removing panel.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 27, 2008
  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 27, 2008

    I do not know the exct value for your model, but the valve shows some resistance when it
    is functioning properly. If your multimeter reads 37 K it should be ok. Generally when solenoid is bad the multimeter reads infinity.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jul 27, 2008

    When you test the valve set your multimeter to the ohms to scale X1.Even if the multimeter does not read infinite the inlet valve may be faulty, and this happens quite commonly.



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