My dishwasher won't start. A green light blinks. I got a new board. All the switches work. When I turn it on, I can hear a click. The light still blinks a couple of times and it shuts off. Could you tell me what could be wrong? Thank you!
Answer Hello Donald,
When the clean light flashes it can only mean one of two things. It can mean that the clean button is stuck and the control panel W10083050 is in need of replacement or it can mean that the heating circuit has failed. The way to tell which has happened is that if the heating circuit has failed, the clean light will flash seven times with a pause and then flash seven times with a pause, etc. If this is the case, you need to troubleshoot the heating circuit. There are five components: the heating element, the high limit thermostat, the door switch, the control, and the wiring harness.
There should be a tech sheet behind the kick panel which will show the wiring diagram. This should enable you to shoot through the circuit with an ohm meter. If it reads open from the control board, you will need to test each component individually. It will also guide you through a self diagnostic test that is necessary to run through to clear the code so the unit can run a cycle once repaired. Let us know if we need to render further assistance.
I just recently replaced my water inlet valve with a new one. The dishwasher does not filll up the way that it used to. Does it fill up by time or is done by the float? I checked the float and the micro switch underneath with my meter and it checked out okay. The supply pressure is 80 psi,and the water inlet is clear of any debris.
Answer David, Actually the water fill cycle is controlled bu time and the float switch, which ever "opens" first. Under ideal conditions, the dishwasher starts to fill,(1.7 gal.) then the fill stops for a few seconds, then the motor starts to run. W10158389 is the correct fill valve part number based on the model number you supplied, and as long as you have a 3/8" I.D. water supply line, you should be fine. Here's some tech info " Supply Water Flow Rate: To fill 1.9 liters (2 quarts) in 27 seconds, 120 psi max., 20 psi min. Supply Water Temperature: 49°C (120°F) (Before starting a cycle, run water from sink faucet until hot). Water Charge: (Normal cycle with OWL) 6.5 liters. Fill valve Energized at beginning of all washes and rinses (up to 2:50 min.) so you can verify the operation of the machine.
My husband cleaned out the water inlet valve and we just put in a whole house water filter. Is the valve not working properly if the water level does not seem to get high enough? Should the fill water "just touch" the heater element or cover it completely? We are worrying that the reason the last element went was because the inlet valve was plugged from sediment and burned it out. We have since replaced the heater element and the water pump/motor assembly.
Answer Hello Tess,
The water level will not cover the heating element. As a matter of fact, if it contacts the heating element, it is filling with more water than most units fill with. You see, the water is heated while the water is being circulated, so the heater is designed to heat the water as it drops back down into the tub during the wash cycle. Now the issue I'm concerned about is the whole house water filtration system. These tends to drastically drop the water pressure. The issue with this is the fact that the water valve is closed by water pressure. If the water valve closes too slowly, you could wind up with an overfill situation. Other than this, I really doubt that you will have an issue from the fill level.
My Kitchen Aid dishwasher developed a water leak (it appears) at the Fill Valve Assembly. Can this part leak, or do I need to look elsewhere. What is the correct part number for me to order from you?
Answer Hello Roger! Yes, the water inlet valve can develop a leak if defective. Check the inlet hose to make sure it has not developed a leak and that the clamp is seated tightly. The inlet valve is part number W10158389. Thanks!
When I turn the dishwasher on it sounds as if water is filling the machine, but when I open it the dishwasher was dry. I made sure the overflow switch isn't stuck but it still doesn't work. Any ideas?
Answer Hello Ri,
If the unit isn't making a hissing noise at the beginning of the cycle, the water isn't going into the unit. I would probably change the water inlet valve W10158389 if no shut-offs have been turned off under the sink.
When filling with water their is vibration coming from water inlet valve. Every time water comes in.
Answer Hello Larry. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the water valve W10158389 is bad and will need to be replaced on the unit.
It seems there is not enough pressure to turn the spray arms. Could it be this inlt valve?
Answer Hello Dan. Yes, if the water level is not filling the dishwasher up to the proper level, you may have a bad inlet valve on the unit. You can check and see if the water level fills to the heater. If not, you will need to replace the water valve in the unit.