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Dishwasher top spray bar does not spray due to low water fill

\015 Maytag dishwasher DWU7400AXX. Water is let in by the solenoid opening up, but before the the float rises enough to stop water flow the water flow stops and it immediately goes to wash (there is no pause). If I fill the water by hand to just under the heating element, then the top spray bar works. Is there a filter on the inlet of the water that is clogged and restricting flow, or what else could it be? The solenoid?, or...?\015

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Check the water hose going from the sink to the dishwasher to make sure it is'nt clogged, if there's a water shut off valve under the sink make sure it's fully open, also check to make sure the spray arms at the bottom of the dishwasher that supply water to the top rack is clean with no debris or obstructions in the spray hole's, the water entering the dishwasher should be at a warm temp, if it's cold the dishes will not get clean, you should have good water pressure from the house supply for it to fill properly, the float is also called a flood switch, it should not be activated during the water fill cycle, if it's activated it will shut off the water inlet valve and the wash cycle will stop or the dishwasher will drain, if your still having wash problems it could be a defective water inlet valve or a bad timer, if that's the case you might have to call an appliance repair man, hope this helps, good luck.
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