Dishwasher Doesn’t Fill

If your Water Inlet Valve becomes clogged or defective, water will not be able to flow into your dishwasher. The Water Inlet Valve is located behind the lower access panel and will have two wires attached to it, along with an outlet house to the tub. If this part is damaged, it will need to be replaced.

When water fills your dishwasher, it lifts a switch located in the base or bottom of the dishwasher called a float switch. The float switch allows the appropriate amount of needed water to enter the dishwasher so that it does not overfill. Once this level is reached, it tells the dishwasher to stop filling. Overtime, the float may become dirty and stick. Try cleaning the shaft area of the float which is exposed to water. If t

 The Door Switch prohibits your dishwasher from running while the door is ajar. If you have a defective door switch, it will not allow your dishwasher to run, even if the door is completely closed. You can test the door switch for continuity using a multi-meter. If the part does not have continuity, it must be replaced.

If your dishwasher is not filling, you may have a simple water supply problem. You can easily test your home’s water pressure using an inexpensive water pressure gage. The water inlet valve requires at least 20psi to function properly.

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