Question about Dishwashers
The motor humms and runs through the cycles but no water fills. The water valve is open and I've tapped on the float mechanism, but no change.
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hello there im on ss too so i have a soft spot for any one who's trying to live on it first the problem can be any one of the things you mentioned there is no magic bullet that i can just say this is it your problem your neighbor will have to test but i will be happy to assist one of my instructors once told me appliance repair is easy you find out where the power starts you find out where it stops in between those two points is the problem first place to check is the breaker make sure its on that's where it starts then remove the lower kick-plate and check where the power hooks up under the washer from there it goes up to the door latch switches from the door latches it goes out to the timer from the timer it goes to the water valve safety switch then to the water fill valve then to the main motor now even if the timer motor was bad it still should fill when you turn the timer to start some where on the washer is a tech sheet which showers the switches and wiring diagram may be under the bottom kick plate but first check the breaker if its tripped turn reply to be and we will go from there just reply to this post and hold my rating till we fix it ok
Posted on May 09, 2008
Remove the toekick plate on the bottom of the dishwasher.
Remove the wires from the water valve. Insert the leads from a volt meter into the water valve power wires.
Turn the washer on. After the initial pump out cycle the timer sends power to the water valve through the water level switch. If you get power to the wires,the water valve is bad or you have no water supply to the valve.
If you get no power to the wires the water level switch is bad or the wires to the switch are bad or the timer is bad.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
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Dec 18, 2014 | Whirlpool Washing Machines
When the Dishwasher won't fill you'll need to check for the water inlet hose, the water inlet valve and the float switch assembly. When the water fills your dishwasher, a float rises along with it. As the float reaches a certain threshold level, it shuts off the flow of water, thereby preventing a leak. Sometimes the float can get stuck in the wrong position in your dishwasher, and it can prevent your dishwasher from filling. Sometimes it can happen due to float valve and on other occasions due to float switch. Inspect the water hose coming to the dishwasher for any blockages. If the hose is not clogged then check the water inlet valve for any clogs, if the water will not even fill for few seconds then certainly the water inlet valve is bad and should be replaced. You can also use a multimeter to check continuity on inlet valve. If you don't get any value on the multimeter then you'll need to replace the water inlet valve assembly. However, if the valve is fine then the float switch assembly should be replaced. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.
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