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Our dishwasher starts but wont fill with water. All hoses are connected and water is turned on. Dishwasher starts for a couple of minutes and then stop and light flashes 6 times continually. We have tried cleaning all filters as well as holding start button on for 10 seconds and this doesnt seem to work

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No water getting to dishwasher

First is to see if water is getting to the dishwasher.
Locate the fill hose which should be under the sink along side the dishwasher.
After shutting off the water, disconnect the hose and see if you have good water pressure into the fill hose by turning it back on into a bucket.
Let's say you do.
Now locate the valve at the dishwasher where that hose is connected to it.
That valve is usually under the dishwasher at the very rear, usually on the left.
That solenoid/valve has the fill hose, two wires, and a small (usually black) hose going from it up to the machine itself.
You'll need to see if that valve is getting electricity when it should be filling the machine.
There are two wires to the valve.
They should likely be getting 110 volts when the dishwasher is supposed to be filling.
If they are, the valve may be bad, if they are not, likely is a problen with the timer itself.
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Whirlpool gold drains all the time, unable to fill


Ensure the water faucet is turned on and the connection between the water and the dishwasher is secure. The hose connector should be snapped into place between the water faucet and the water hose.

Straighten the water hose and check for possible obstructions in the water hose, the water faucet and the hose connector. Clean as necessary. Turn on the faucet hot water slowly until it is all the way on to ensure proper water flow to the dishwasher.

Open and close the dishwasher door firmly. The dishwasher will not start a wash cycle if the door is ajar. Verify that the dishwasher is plugged in to a working power supply and that a wash cycle has been selected.

Avoid running other appliances that use water, such as a clothes washer, while the dishwasher is running, to avoid improper water pressure. This may result in a lack of water flow to the dishwasher.

Check to make sure large dishes, such as cookie sheets, pots or pans, are not blocking the spray jets. Avoid overloading the dishwasher.

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Dishwasher is not error ie and not enough water in tub. I put in water manually and runs fine.

here are couple of thing to look for,always remember a dishwasher is not ground in certain parts,,,
you get error code ie if the dishwasher has not filled to normal fill in 10 min,s make sure water supply its on and open all the way,,,make sure inlet hose is not kinked,,check water pressure has
to be over 12 psi ..weak water at sink hot weak water at dishwasher,,you may have a clogged in let vavle or inlet hose screen..reminder the water is not going in dishwasher in the alotted time start there..good luck for mor help repost...

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Water wont drain out of bottom of tub. The dishwasher works fine, it just wont drain the dirty water out. If I restart it to wash again, the dishes are washed in the dirty water.

A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.
Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.
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Whirlpool APDW2 dishwasher not filling with water

The most common problem when a dishwasher is not filling with water is a failed water inlet valve. It is a solenoid valve that sits directly behind where the hot water hose connects to the dishwasher.
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No water is coming to dishwasher

Check and see if you have 120 comming to the fill valve. if you do the start to loosen the hose you connected to make sure the valve actually opened when you turned the water back on

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Dishwasher won't work

9 times out of 10, when this happens, the fill valve has gone bad. Thats the little valve with 2 wires that your inlet waterline attaches to. They are inexpensive to buy and easy to install. You normally don't even need to pull the dishwasher out. To test the dishwasher before you go to the trouble, pour a bucket of hot water into the dishwasher and turn it on. You'll have to wait a couple of minutes before it will turn on. If it works properly spraying the water around inside, then it's just a bad fill valve.

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Water not coming into dishwasher

Pour a bucket of hot water into the dishwasher (be careful not to overfill) then turn the dishwasher on. You'll probably have to wait a couple of minutes before it will start up. If it starts spraying water around inside the dishwasher, you have a bad fill valve and everything else is working properly. A fill valve is cheap and easy to install. You shouldn't even need to pull the dishwasher to replace the valve.

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Find your main stop cock in your household for cold water supply and make sure it is fully open(anti clockwise).If this makes a difference to rest of house, then your washers pressure should be fine too.If still same problem, check your washers fill hoses have not been shut off.Try this when you set the machine to wash, you should here water pressure when filling.Hope this is helpful to you.

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I hav an Americana / GE dishwasher, only one and a half years old. the dishwasher is not draining. When I turn the selection knob on the front to wash, is begins filling with water again. But, the cycle is not actually working. I removed the drain hose from the disposal unit and allowed the really really nasty collection of water to drain out. I have a feeling that the hose connection to the washer is clogged. Is this possible. If so, should I remove the hose from the connection at the dishwasher and clean the hose or could it be something else.

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