Dishwasher Will Not Fill With Water

Dishwasher Repair San Diego

If your dishwasher will not fill with water, there are a few easy things you can do before calling professionals. Ensure the water supply is on, and the overfill float can move up and down and be free of debris.

Despite all the dishwasher problems you may encounter, a dishwasher that won't fill with water is one of the most frustrating. After all, the dishwasher's sole purpose is to clean dishes, and it does not complete its job without a regular water supply. To help you repair your dishwasher, we've gathered some solutions for a dishwasher that will not fill with water.

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Water Supply

When your dishwasher stops getting any water, always check the water supply first. Ensure that the water shut-off valve is open and supplies the dishwasher with water. If you are unsure how to perform this check, you should call our professional service for assistance.

Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve fills up the dishwasher with water. The defective valve is a common cause of a dishwasher that won't fill. To resolve this issue, you'll need to inspect the inlet valve for any possible problems. The dishwasher's water inlet valve is usually mounted behind the kickplate panel under the unit. It has a few hoses connected to it to be able to fill the dishwasher with water. First, you should check hoses for loose connections or kinks. You should also check the valve for the operation and make sure that it operates when energized. Examining a dishwasher's water inlet valve can be a difficult task, especially for inexperienced consumers. Be sure to call an experienced appliance repair expert for help checking this component.

Float and the Float Switch

Modern dishwashers are using a float switch to monitor the amount of water inside the unit. The float switch controls the water level, ensuring the dishwasher does not overfill with water. As the water level rise inside the dishwasher, the float activates the float switch, and the switch turns off the water inlet valve. If the float is broken or stuck in a low position, the inlet valve will not operate and will not allow the dishwasher to fill with water. It would be best to move the float up and down to make sure that it moves freely. Sometimes the float switch stops working and needs to be replaced.

If you haven’t had success using the steps above, it may be time to schedule your dishwasher service.

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