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Whirlpool dishwasher my dishwasher seems to work fine except that it won't fill with water. what do you think is up with it? Will not fill with water??? Ran fine yesterday, went to turn it on today and it will not fill/spray any water.

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The very first thing to check is the float inside the tub. Most of them look like a mushroom in one of the front corners. Raise it up and drop it back down. It should move easily and you should hear a slight click as it sets back down. It is common for the float to get knocked out of place by something sticking through the rack when you pull the rack out.
Post back and let me know if this helps or not and we will check other things if needed.

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your dishwasher and see what you found out.

    Thanks/Mike

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