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I have a Bosch SMU4056US/09 dishwasher that does not fill. Using a meter, I have confirmed that the inlet valve solenoid is receiving power at the appropriate point in the cycle. I have confirmed that the overflow float switch is not open. I have removed the inlet valve and connected it to a garden hose and observed that water flows when I energize the solenoid but that it flows quite slowly with little pressure. I have observed that water flows into the washer but also slowly. The inlet valve on this model has what looks like a pressure regulator after the actual valve itself although it is all part of the inlet assembly. Am I correct in assuming that the inlet valve is partially failed such that it does not open fully or that the pressure regulator part is not allowing adequate flow and in either case I should just get a new valve assembly? The dishwasher is 16 years old.

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SOURCE: Bosch SHU4300 Water Fill Issue.

Similar problem for us turned out to be water accumulating in the tray which set off the float switch.  I vacuumed the water out and function returned to normal.  However, we are now facing a repairman's assertion the clay in our well clogged the water inlet systems necessitating $285 in repair parts and labor.

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SOURCE: Dishwasher top spray bar does not spray due to low water fill

Check the water hose going from the sink to the dishwasher to make sure it is'nt clogged, if there's a water shut off valve under the sink make sure it's fully open, also check to make sure the spray arms at the bottom of the dishwasher that supply water to the top rack is clean with no debris or obstructions in the spray hole's, the water entering the dishwasher should be at a warm temp, if it's cold the dishes will not get clean, you should have good water pressure from the house supply for it to fill properly, the float is also called a flood switch, it should not be activated during the water fill cycle, if it's activated it will shut off the water inlet valve and the wash cycle will stop or the dishwasher will drain, if your still having wash problems it could be a defective water inlet valve or a bad timer, if that's the case you might have to call an appliance repair man, hope this helps, good luck.

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you may have a bad water soleniod. there is also a mesh on the solenoid. go here to identify

if you have your model number and make you can go here to identify it www.techray1.com then click on the guru guy on the left. this will open another window. on the left you can select your model and unit and part. If this helps please rank me

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