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GE dishwasher will not start cycle

My 8 year old GE dishwasher has power and water supply hooked up, but when engaged there is only a humming sound but no water pumped into the washer??? Could it be like on a clothes washer, a defective water inlet valve? Thanks,

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Yes,it could be a deffective inlet valve. But before replacing it check first water inlet line's filters (on its both sides) In case it will not help- test that the valve get power. In case it get power and doesn't work - You can easily open the valve and clean it from scale or other dirt. Be aware you should disconnect the power cable from machine before doing it !!!! Check as well for valve's coil resistance. In case you have no resistance measurement - you should replace for a new one Good luck!

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