We had a clear-weather power event here last night. No storms, but the power went out, back on for about 2 seconds, then out for 2.5 hours. This morning I started a load of dishes and noticed I didn't hear the water turn on when the cycle started. No matter which cycles I try, no incoming water. Nothing is holding the float switch up, so it should be calling for water. The valves are all on, and the the lights on the controls all light when pushed. I read on another post here that the valve operates on 110V, so I pulled the wires from the inlet valve, put a tester light on the power leads and when the cycle starts – no light. To test the valve itself, I made up a power cord, connected the leads to the inlet valve and when I started the cycle, plugged in the power cord and...water flows through the inlet valve.
I let the entire cycle run this way, plugging the power cord in to open the valve at the right times, and unplugging it to avoid an overflow. I also noticed that the soap door didn't open when the main wash started, so had to do that manually. Seems that the electronics went bad? What other parts should I be looking at, or is it time for the repairman? The washer itself is 13 years old and never had a problem until now.
Answer Ward, It might just be a coincidence, but you will also need to check the P 9 (blue/black wire) from the control board. That wire supplies the 120 VAC power to both the fill valve and the detergent dispenser. If the wire isn't broken or damaged then replace the control board 8530929.
No water is coming in. I dumped some water into the machine. It seemed to work as usual.
Answer Hello David,
The first thing you should do is check that nothing has fallen out of the rack and got under the float switch. If an item holds this float up, it will never energize the water valve. This unit has a pressure switch so you will need to verify that the hose to the pressure switch is not clogged with food particles and/or debris. If it is clear, you will need to verify the water to the unit has not been inadvertently turned off under the sink. You should also test the pressure switch 3380871 for being closed electrically with no pressure applied to it. If these all test good, you will need to replace the water valve 9744468.