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Danby DDW1802W Cycle Problems

I am having trouble with my Danby DDW1802W 18inch built-in dishwasher. Recently, the dishwasher was running fine but, was not draining, I fixed the draining problem (the disposal and drain line were clogged) and now the dishwasher drains fine (i've dumped cups of water in the basin and it drains through the sump operation) but, when i start a cycle, the dishwasher just runs, it does not start the cycle  (jets, soap, water, etc.)

Do you have any ideas how I can fix this?

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    I am having trouble finding what you are referring to. Where is this valve?

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    Last week door wouldn't latch. Husband "fixed" it. Now door latches but dishwasher won't start. Have power

  • jcrowe Feb 19, 2008

    I have the same problem. I initially thought it could be the dial. It just seems to make loads of noise but the cycle never starts. I undid the fill hose in the front under the kick plate and tried to drain that. But it is still not working. Is it possible to replace the dial cluster in the front of these?

  • RogueFlyfish Apr 29, 2008

    Same problem. Dishwasher won't go through the cycles. Just one continuous running sound. I pulled the washer out of the cabinet and shut all power off and water off. There is a small styrofoam "Float" switch that seems to get stuck, full. It's located on the right side, toward the bottom, when you pull back the insulation. I drained the water out, very small amount, by pulling the black rubber plug. Then the washer works fine. However, after 2 washes, it did it again.

    Any suggestions on what might be making the float switch stick?

  • alexlong Oct 03, 2008

    water is not filling. from the moment I turn on, the pump tries to pump out water but water never fills.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    dishwasher will not run cycle...I can hear water coming in then it goes to drain cycle and cuts off



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The fill valve is probably stuck in the full position. It's at the bottom of the tub and looks like a small tube with a cap on it. You should be able to move the cap up and down easily.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007



The tip about the ''float switch stick'' fixed our problem. Thank you because we know that the problem is not the timer ! We removed the foam, cleaned the inside in witch the foam was and we put it back. If it's back later, we will look to replace that float switch stick or whatever, at least we know what the problem is. Again thanks a lot. Anne

Posted on Sep 28, 2008



I had the same problem, all you have to do is open the small rubber plug located behind the kick plate at the bottom/front. It drains the water that has gotten inside (from being flooded or overfilled) and away it goes.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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