I have a slow leak in the valve going in on the bottom of the dishwasher. I checked and it is not from my water supply line. Can I just replace the water inlet valve or do I need additional parts? Thanks.
Answer Jill, Yes, you can replace just the water inlet valve. Just be careful removing the fill hose and clamp, you don't want to damage or pinch the hose that is routed up the side of the tub to the tub inlet. Also be cautious with the sharp metal edges of the frame, they can be pretty sharp.
Is there a way to test water inlet valve? And is there a way to clean and check if plugged?
Answer Hello Doug. You can test the valve with a meter to see if there is power to it. As for the cleaning, it will need to be replaced. You can mot clean them. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Water runs in pipe when turned off.
Answer Hello Chicago Mike. You will need to order and replace the water valve W10158389 on the unit.
Dishwasher works very well on bottom. Will not clean top rack dishes.
Answer Hello Billy,
The most common cause of this complaint is the chopper assembly 8268383.
Are there any instructions for replacing the inlet water valve W10158389?
Answer Hello Jerry. Turn off the water and remove the toe panel on the unit. Then remove the water line from the valve and unscrew the valve from the frame. Now remove the hose and the wires and install the new valve W10158389 in reverse order.