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No water entering the dishwasher. Water supply checked and filter checked both ok.

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Is locking mechanism engaging? Check that switch.

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  • chazglitter May 29, 2011

    im having the same problem which switch should i be checking ???? mine only has an on off button

  • ray0427c May 30, 2011

    When you close the door, there is a locking mechanism in the door. On some units there is a lever you'll swing to lock the door, some units have a recessed handle and they lock automatically. when you open the door you will see the latch that the lock engages into. look back at the door at that point and you'll see the slot the latch goes into. somewhere in that slot is a switch that the latch engages when the door is locked telling the unit it's ok to turn on ( when the switch is disengaged the power to the unit is turned off, no lights, no nothing, engaging the lock turns the power back on) sometimes these switches move ever so slightly and won't turn the unit on. You may also want to check the float. This is usually a round plastic device in the bottom inside and holds air. It works by rising up with the water level and tells the unit it has enough water to run the cycle it's in. Those will sometimes stick open (the float won't drop when the water is emptied). Be sure to check your water supply. Occassionally, the solenoid will go bad. this will be found under the unit. in front of the unit on the bottom you will see a cover plate or trim with 2 screws most of the time. turn the power off to the unit, remove those 2 screws, remove the cover plate/trim and you should see some wires and the solenoid the water supply attaches to. once you've determined the electrical wires are save ( no bare wiring) you can turn the power back on, - At no point do you want to put your hands under the unit when the power is on, nor do you want to use something else to reach under there with, YOU WILL GET BITTEN!!! - engage the locking mechanism, at this point you will want to be close to the floor where the solenoid is and turn the unit on, you will be listening for a click coming from the solenoid and this will be the solenoid engaging allowing the water to enter the unit. At this point, if you have a light on saying the unit has power and the solenoid is engaging you can rule out the lock switch, the float and the solenoid. Sometimes inside the solenoid there is a screen/filter that will get clogged.
    SO, to sum this all up.
    1.) When you close the door and lock it the power switch is engaged and the unit is powered up and a light will come on telling you it's ready to operate.

    2.) When you turn the unit on, power is sent to the float to check the water level. If there is no water in the unit the float will be down engaging it's switch. If the unit is full of water or the float is stuck in the full position then that switch is disengaged. When this switch is engaged (float down) it will send power to stage 3.

    3.) When the float switch is engaged power will be sent to the solenoid telling it to open and allow water to enter the unit.

    4.) When an adequate water level is reached the float rises and disengages power to the solenoid stopping the incoming water at which time the top end switch of the float is engaged ( yes, 2 switches in one)

    5.) When the float is up and the top end switch is engaged, power is sent back to the timer telling it to start the timer thus engaging other components to do their job. This is to say, if the unit runs without water the float is stuck in the up position and you will have to find what is keeping it from dropping.

    Hope this helps

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Does not fill with water.


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The dishwasher has an electrical water valve called a water inlet valve. If the dishwasher won't fill with water, the water inlet valve might be defective. These valves are not repairable and will have to be replaced.


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Float

The float assembly is normally inside the dishwasher near the door on the floor of the dishwasher. If something gets stuck underneath it and holds the float assembly up, the dishwasher won't fill with water. If the float assembly moves freely up and down, the float switch might be defective.


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Float Switch

The float switch is actuated by the float assembly. It is a protection device designed to prevent the dishwasher from overfilling. If the dishwasher won't fill with water, it may be because this float switch is defective or stuck.


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Water Supply Problem

The dishwasher is connected to the hot water supply from the house. Check to be sure the household water supply valve is turned on. Over time, calcium deposits can build up in the water supply valve or in the small filter screen inside the water inlet valve. The water supply line may need to be removed from the water inlet valve of the dishwasher, then run some water into a bucket to see if there is enough pressure. Be certain to turn off the water before working on the water line.

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I get error IE on my LG dishwasher.


IE is inlet error, displayed when "Not reached to the normal water level in spite of 10 min. water supply"

Possible cause:

  • The Water Supply Tap is closed.
  • The Water Supply is shut off.
  • The Inlet Hose is kinked.
  • The Water Pressure is very low.(below 10 psi)
  • Inlet Valve is OK?
  • The filter of Inlet Valve is clogged by impure water.
  • The Hall sensor is OK?
  • The Impeller of Air Guide is bound.
Remedy:

  • Cut power by tripping circuit breaker or unplugging power cable for ten minutes.
  • Take action on Water Supply device.
  • Measure the electric resistance of Inlet Valve. (950-1300 )
  • Clean the filter of Inlet Valve.
  • Check the frequency of Inlet Water by the Test Mode.
  • Replace the Air Braker.

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  • Test the door switch
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  • Inspect the fill tube for kinks
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