I called in a repair for this problem. Mr. FixIt turned off our water valve, then turned it on again. Said sometime bits get stuck and that sudden surge of water will clear it. $100 plus for a 5 minute service call.
There may be a few things causing this, a blocked supply/transfer hose in the base, a blocked meter tank at the side of the dishwasher, turned off water supply, a faulty water valve,the unit is in "flood mode" and has a leak in the base and will not allow any more water in(check by tipping the dishwasher 45% sidewards to see if water leaks out or the water is coming in but you are not seeing it because the wash motor is jammed or seized.
Two things to consider....clean water or
Clean water usually indicates the fill valve
is not shutting off all the way and the fill valve is "weeping" water
in all the time = new fill valve time!!
Dirty water usually is not a dishwasher
problem but more of a plumbing issue. Often the sink drain that carries the
sinks water outside is not fast enough and some of this sink water is backing
up into the drain hose and filling up the dishwasher through the drain hose.
The drain from the sink to outside needs attention as this type of a problem
indicates a slow house drain for that sink.
The dishwasher drain line should be clamped to the top underneath part of the counter before entering the sink drain plumbing, this may help the water from coming back inside the dishwasher.
Here is a tip that will help you to find out why water will not come into the dishwasher...
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