My siemens built in dishwasher is making all the right noises but not taking in any water.
I believe there is a pump that has a filter that could be blocked but don't have the manual as it was given to me.
I know sounds stupid, but I must ask: Are the water supply valves turned on? Is the water supply pressure good?
A pump usually isn't found on the inlet side. Most such appliances have sediment screens located in the water inlet connections. These will sometimes get blocked with sediment such as lime, for example. Otherwise, you may have a defective controller or defective solenoid. Most units have two solenoids (hot & cold). The solenoids are located at the water inlet hookup (the screen is usually a part of the solenoid). When the washer is started, a metallic click should be heard from the solenoids. Beyond checking the screens and water valves, a repairman should be called in, unless you're skilled with a voltmeter, electrical troubleshooting, and appliance disassembly.
BTW- is this a new installation or has the unit been in service for awhile?
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Hi Dishwasher not draining issue usually occurs due
to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or drain pump. First make sure that
the drain is not clogged and remove clogs if present. If no visible lint is
present then remove the lower front access panel to check the drain filter and
drain pump for any clogs, you'll need to clean the drain filter and drain pump
completely. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump impeller &
clean the chopper assembly. Please note that dishwashers don't drain out the
complete water such that heating element doesn't overheat. Hope this helps...
Please post back for any further assistance. Daniel
sounds like a drain pump ... you may have a damaged drain pump or something stuck in it..
turn off the power the the dishwasher...
.remove toe panel and you can see the drain pump on the left ..you can remove plastic hose on the left to drain the dishwasher ...be sure to catch the water will come out ... you can remove drain pump press release tab and turning drain pump ...hope it helps
Take the drain pump apart and look for debris, or broken pump impeller. Remove the lower spray arm and filter assembly, check for debris in the sump and check the drain check vavle to make sure it is sealing properly. While in there make sure the food disposer blade are not clogges with debris.
This buzzing sound can be from a couple things. A lose a lose kick/access panel when the motor and pump is in operation can cause a slight vibrating noise. Try tightening securing the dishwasher and kick/access panel.
Second, (most likely) their can be an obstruction or debris in the water pump. You may see a plastic grid (4" x 6"; filter like) in the right rear of your dishwasher; Try removing the grid (1 or 2 screws 1/4"/cross tip), then use a dry-vac to remove any debris. *
Safety: As a beginning, please remember to perform the repairs with the power-off and ensure you have water in the dishwasher before restarting the water pump cycle (the water-pump can become damaged while dry-spinning and water enters the pump suddenly)
heres a screen on the inlet to the water solinoid that plugs up with calcium alot of the time. shut off the water and take the bottom panel off the unit and you will see where the solinoid is. take off the water and then take the solinoid out and apart to clean. reassemble and you will be good to go.
Does it make the same noise when it's just filling or just when the motor starts? Usually just filling the dishwasher opens a valve and doesn't run the pump. If it makes noise during filling the valve may be getting hot and shorting, or may have a loose connection, or air may be in the water supply line causing the valve to bounce. If it takes a long time to fill the filter may be clogged.