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I have a SMEG slimline dishwasher (about 5 years old). When I try to run a cycle, it makes all the right noises, except the sprinkler/jets dont come on and no water comes out of them. I can hear the water being pulled into the system but it doesnt kick in to actually start a wash cycle. Any ideas?


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Hiya

have you checked that the jets aren't blocked if they are not blocked i wud 100% says its the water pump that isnt working


Rik
The valve is inside the machine and it is called inlet Valve.

On all filling problem test the water level switch, the one actuated by a floater sensor.
Ensure the floater is not stuck in up position, and that the switch is working.

If there is no water at all getting inside the machine, then your machine has probably a defective inlet valve. The valve must be tested and eventually replaced.

If there is water getting into the machine, but it is not spraying, then there is need to test and eventually replace the impeller pump, that pumps water on the spray arms.

Also control board must be tested, as that can cause any kind of problem.

Some of the test are complicate, some test for impeller and inlet valve for example require energizing the unit directly, and reading voltages inside the machine using a multimeter on live AC power, those kinds of tests should not be done by the home user.

Basically, if water is getting inside the machine but not spraying, check the impeller pump, that is first suspect.


Always unplug power cord or trip circuit breaker before working on your appliance.

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