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No water is coming thru the water valve to fill the dishwasher. The water is turned on. I had a Kenmore portable dishwasher and we just converted it to a built-in. The electricity is on and the water line installed. When I turn on the dishwasher, it comes on ok but no water is coming into the machine.


Answers :

Most probable cause a faulty intake solenoid.

OK start simple and go from there.

If your have power and light etc come on then we know you are good for power. I'll assume that is OK.

If\012you are not getting any lights on the machine you have a power issue or\012a stuck float valve. That requires another explanation.


Check the shutoff for the water supply to the unit.

I will also assume there is no water collecting inside the unit.

Water\012enters this machine under city water pressure. It is not pumped in. A\012solenoid switch opens the system and allows the water in. The solenoid\012is controlled by the timer. So those at the two things you need to\012check.

When the machine starts you should hear a click as the\012solenoid opens. The solenoid in located under the machine. Turn the\012machine on and listen for the click. If you do not hear a click we have\012a problem.

Remove the machine. It is usually screwed to the\012underside of the counter. You may have to lower it by turning the feet\012with a wrench. Usually you can lift it enough to get it to slide out.

With\012the machine on in the start of the cycle your timer should be telling\012the solenoid to open. To test put a test light or voltage meter across\012the terminals of the solenoid. The solenoid is located where the water\012supply line connects under the unit. If you have power the timer is\012working. You would replace the solenoid. If you do not have power the\012timer is faulty.

Chances are it is the solenoid. Just unscrew,\012disconnect the water lines and find a replacement part. Installation is\012the reverse of removal.

Hope this helps. Please rate this answer if it helps you.
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