I have a Kenmore dishwasher that will neither put water into or remove water that I have put into test the operation. I do not see the drain solenoid operating and if I do it manually it makes a funny noise. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You will want to check to make sure that you are getting 120 vac to the water valve since the unit is not putting water into the unit even when empty. If the valve is getting power then the valve is faulty and would need to be replaced. Also check for the drain solenoid to make sure that it is getting power when the unit is in the drain cycle. If it is then replace the solenoid.
My dishwasher does not drain after the wash or rinse cycles. Could it be the timer that is not allowing the solenoid to function or could it be the drain solenoid only or both? Joe
Answer Hello Joe,
You could have a clogged screen, a bad drain valve seal Y03000182, or a bad drain solenoid WD21X802. There could be an issue with the timer, but you can determine this by checking for voltage at the solenoid at the drain cycle. Be aware if the drain valve seal is bad, it is not available without the entire pump and motor assembly which also includes the drain solenoid assembly.
Water drains properly after the wash cycle but does not drain at all after the rinse cycle. Thanks Gary
Answer Hello Gary. Based on the information you provided, if the water drains after wash, but not rinse, you will need to order and replace the timer WD21X10200 in the unit.