if you turn on your dishwasher and think it’s running its cycle, only to discover that it is not actually filling with water, you might assume that it needs to be replaced. While it might be that your dishwasher is done for good, it is also possible that there is a simple fix. Read on to learn why it might not be filling with water, and then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 if you need service on your dishwasher.
Make Sure the Door is Completely Closed
The simplest solution to this problem is that the door to your dishwasher has not completely closed. If this occurs, then your dishwasher will not fill with water. It could also be that you have an issue with your door switch malfunctioning, in which case you will need to get professional assistance.
You Might Have a Defective Water Inlet Valve
One of the most common reasons that dishwashers fail to get the water they need is that the water inlet valve is faulty. This valve is used to ensure that the right amount of hot water gets into the dishwasher, and it is controlled by either a time or electronic control. If the valve does not open, then water will not enter the dishwasher.
The valve is generally located in the front section of the dishwasher and behind the bottom access panel. There is a hose connected to the waterline and a hose that comes out of it to the bottom of your dishwasher. This is something that is better diagnosed by a professional.
A Malfunctioning Float Switch is Interrupting Power
If water fills up the dishwasher during its normal wash cycle, there is a small piece that floats up. Underneath that piece is a float signal that tells the water inlet that the tub is full. If the switch is not working correctly, then the water inlet valve might not open at all, and there would be no water going into your dishwasher.
The Door Switch Might Be Broken
The door switch is a fairly simple dishwasher part, but if it is not working correctly, it can prevent the dishwasher from filling with water. There is no easy way to check this without the right tools, so we do recommend calling in the appliance repair professionals for help.
If you are ready to get our opinion, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934, and we can take a look. In our many years of experience, we have seen it all and have the solutions you are looking for. Call now, and let us get started.