Dishwasher leak and then no water???


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Old 12-27-13, 02:09 PM
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Dishwasher leak and then no water???

Hello All,
I have issues with two dishwashers and any input would be appreciated.

1) GE dishwasher initially leaked/flooded kitchen? Then it wouldn't refill with water even though the valve was checked?

I have a renter who stated the above issue. I haven't been able to get full detaisl (holidays) but at the moment it will not fill with water? What should I check for on the dishwasher itself? I will check the valve myself.

2) My KitchenAid dishwasher has become very loud! I cleaned the filters and checked for debris within it but that didn't fix the issue. It will start quietly and then at some point in the cycle it becomes very loud. FYI, I ran a load last night and it was loud the entire time, as if a pressure washer on tin and with a hint of growl/grind....

Your help is appreciated.

God Bless,
Ralph
 
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Old 12-27-13, 02:18 PM
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How did they "check" it? Where was it leaking?
If the line is broken from the valve to the sprayer head it's going to leak and never fill up.
Going to need the model #'s.
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Old 12-27-13, 02:59 PM
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You will need to check the electrically operated fill valve. It will be right behind the front kickplate panel where the water line connects.

As far as the leak..... you'll have to look under the machine with the kickplate removed.

Perhaps the KItchenAid has a defective pump motor. It's very hard to diagnose without hearing it.
 
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Old 12-27-13, 03:17 PM
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Possibly has a flood safe supply line on it... These need to be reset if a leak has triggered it...

Read here...

FloodSafeŽ Automatic Water Shutoff Connectors - What's New - Watts

Ill go with faulty pump motor on your item #2......
 
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Old 12-27-13, 03:51 PM
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I had a similar issue, but, as Mike says, the Flood Safe hose saved the day. Maybe only a quart of water exuded from the DW. If you had a big flood, then it may not be the Flood Safe, and could be the electrical of the DW.
 
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Old 01-01-14, 08:37 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I wasn't able to get full details from the renter as exactly where it was leaking and then how he stopped it but will be heading over there within the next few days.

All I know is he states the dishwasher (GE stainless) will not fill up with water now. BTW, it doesn't have a flood safe type hose as I installed the dishwasher myself four years ago after a complete renovation. I never had a problem until now but I will be checking into the flood safe supply lines...

Thanks,
Ralph
 
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Check for a broken shard of glass under the water fill cup.
 
 

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