My siemens built in dishwasher is making all the right noises but not taking in any water.
I believe there is a pump that has a filter that could be blocked but don't have the manual as it was given to me.
Have same problem on Siemens SEM359GB that wont take in water. Machine is new. Manual says that if water indicator is lit then there is a problem with water supply. however, indicator does not light to indicate problem with water supply even when water supply is shut off... so that obviously isn't working. as new will call under guarantee. any answers in the meantime would be useful though.
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sounds like a drain pump ... you may have a damaged drain pump or something stuck in it..
turn off the power the the dishwasher...
.remove toe panel and you can see the drain pump on the left ..you can remove plastic hose on the left to drain the dishwasher ...be sure to catch the water will come out ... you can remove drain pump press release tab and turning drain pump ...hope it helps
I would check the bottom of the dishwasher to see if there are any bones, old food built up as some of these collection systems have a small disposer built into them. If you find any food, it's probably that. Also, you can make sure that the drain line is the proper length and high enough as this is a common problem. Do a good search on proper drain height for dishwasher. You may run an empty load of dishes with a cup of bleach added to eliminate the odor as well. Bleach will kill any bacteria causing the smell. More than likely the drain hose wasn't installed correctly.
heres a screen on the inlet to the water solinoid that plugs up with calcium alot of the time. shut off the water and take the bottom panel off the unit and you will see where the solinoid is. take off the water and then take the solinoid out and apart to clean. reassemble and you will be good to go.
yes. the side panel needs removing to get access to the fill/water matrix. to do this, you need to remove 2 torx 15 sized screws underneath the white seal of the side panel. make sure you have unplugged the dishwasher and disconnected its water supply.
once you have access to the water matrix, place a towel or similar absorbant material underneath where all the pipes connect to the matrix (near the back) to prevent any spillages. the waste pipe is the same colour and texture right up to the connection on the matrix and is (i believe) the furthest from the door of the dishwasher. disconnecting the hose shouldn't be too difficult.
I know sounds stupid, but I must ask: Are the water supply valves turned on? Is the water supply pressure good?
A pump usually isn't found on the inlet side. Most such appliances have sediment screens located in the water inlet connections. These will sometimes get blocked with sediment such as lime, for example. Otherwise, you may have a defective controller or defective solenoid. Most units have two solenoids (hot & cold). The solenoids are located at the water inlet hookup (the screen is usually a part of the solenoid). When the washer is started, a metallic click should be heard from the solenoids. Beyond checking the screens and water valves, a repairman should be called in, unless you're skilled with a voltmeter, electrical troubleshooting, and appliance disassembly.
BTW- is this a new installation or has the unit been in service for awhile?