My dishwasher will not fill up with water. The lights come on as though it is getting power and it will drain (I put water in it manually to check). The machine was working fine until the storms hit, and lighting struck a pole in my back yard, flipping a breaker causing some of my other appliances to malfunction. I made sure that the breaker was back on and my other appliances resumed to working order except the dishwasher. Can someone help please.
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the water control solenoid unit has a faulty diaphragm in it allowing water to pass even though the power is off
replace it or turn the tap off after each use
call a technician for the proper diagnosis and repair
Investigate these five areas if your dishwasher won't fill with water:
As water is filling your dishwasher, a float rises along with it. When the float reaches a predetermined 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. Check your float assembly. Replace it if you need to.
The water that fills your dishwasher lifts the float, and when it reaches a certain level, it acts as a trigger for the float switch. The float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher. A defective switch may interfere with your dishwasher's filling ability.
Your dishwasher may not be filling with water simply because the water valve's filter screens are dirty and debris-filled. Gain access to your water inlet valve and try cleaning it out. This might be enough to solve the problem. You can learn how to access your water inlet valve in the replace a dishwasher water inlet valve section.
Alternatively, your water inlet valve could be defective altogether. That could be the reason your dishwasher is not filling. Test it for continuity. If it is not functioning as it should, replace it.
Your dishwasher's drain valve is regulated by a drain solenoid. If the solenoid is malfunctioning, it may not allow the drain valve to funtion properly, which in turn could be the reason your dishwasher is not filling with water. Investigate your drain valve and test the solenoid. If the solenoid is faulty, replace it.
Your drain m ay be clear but it sounds as though the dishwasher line may now be clogged, remove the dishwasher drain line from the trap below the sink and check for leaks. You drain nthe dishwasher into a bucket.
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Hello Dianne...I'll take a shot here.. chances are that the door interlock ( switch ) is disabling the dishwasher from starting.. it may be damaged or disconnected.. and as long as you are sure you have a water supply to the dishwasher,.. that's where I would start...If that switch is NOT made.. the dishwasher will not start... Hope that helps
Check to see how fast water is entering the dishwasher. They work on a timed basis with a float switch being a safety. You may want to check how the water gets into the dishwasher and then see if there is plugging somewhere.
Try turning water off to dishwasher and see if it stops it. If so, replace valve. If not check for a low drain hose loop, allowing drain water from sink to back up into dishwasher. Just raise drain hose as high as possible under sink and secure.