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cristina seremet Posted on Jul 04, 2007
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The motor runs but no water, with water turned on

The dishwasher is hooked up, water on, when I try to turn on any cycle, the motor runs, but the water never goes in the dishwaher. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same problem, my dishwasher is freestanding, conect at the tap when I run it. where should I check the valve? it is still under warranty. thks


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You could have a possible fill valve problem. Remove the lower kick plate in the front. The fill valve will be located somewhere near the front of the unit on the left hand side. With the circuit breaker turned off, and water supply line turned off, remove the water line to the fill valve and make sure there's nothing obstructing water flow. Sometimes if you use teflon tape you can get a piece of it covering the opening of the line. Or, if you have hard water, you can get corrosive mineral build ups blocking water flow. Carefully remove the electrical connection to the valve and check the connector tabs on the fill solenoid to make sure they aren't corroded. Reconnect everything and try to run the unit with the circuit breaker and water turned back on. I have experienced on a couple of occasion where merely removing the connector and plugging it back in corrected the problem. If the unit still does not fill, you can carefully check for voltage at the fill valve solenoid. You should be able able to get a reading with the plug connected and it should read 120vac. If no voltage is getting to the valve, you have a wiring problem between the valve and the timer. If you have the proper voltage, more than likely you have a bad fill valve. Good luck and I hope this helps you.



I've had the same problem, and the float valve seems to be the culprit, by simply jiggling the connections I could get it to fill, however this was never a long term solution. I think a broken float valve makes the washer think its already full of water, so the motor runs and it goes through the cycle, however it remains dry.


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