In our kitchens, the dishwasher is probably one of the most common, best (with popular opinion) and modernized appliance. Even with larger families, the dishwasher can wash and dry a load of dishes with little time and effort on your part. We can focus on other tasks or spend more time with people we care about with the help of this convenient appliance. It can be a major inconvenience when the dishwasher is not working efficiently unfortunately. A dishwasher that is not filling with water to clean the dishes is one of the most frequent issues dishwashers have. To share the few reasons as to why the dishwasher is not filling with water, we at Ralph’s Appliance Repair would like to elaborate.
How Does a Dishwasher Work?
The dishwasher starts the process when the wash cycle is selected, and it is turned on, and with correct application of dishwashing detergent and strategically placed rinsed off dishes. Once loaded and prepped, the dishwasher takes over sanitizing, cleaning, and drying the dishes. Once it is activated, the dishwasher is supposed to add water and heats it to the proper temperatures. To get the dishes washed, the dishwasher will dispense the detergent and the water shoots from the jets. For a final rinse, the water will drain where the dishwasher will spray the dishes down again. There are several sensors that are designed to detect the water levels to ensure the dishwasher’s efficiency and overall performance is fulfilled. The dishwashers that are not even filling with water is often not even noticed by people.
Why Will My Dishwasher Not Fill with Water?
Common problems that prevent the dishwasher from filling with water are listed below.
1) Kinking in the hose or hoses. The hoses are attached to a kick-plate panel within the dishwasher. Keeping the water from reaching the dishwasher, if these hoses are kinked or damaged when they become loosened form their anchors. Begin by inspecting the hoses to make sure they are not kinked or damaged they are, if you notice it has, be sure to realign or replace them as needed.
2) Compromised float. There is a component known as the float inside the dishwasher that stops the water flow when enough water has filled inside the dishwasher. The water will not fill inside the dishwasher, should the float get stuck at its pre-set level. The float will either need to be replaced, or properly cleaned in the event the float gets stuck from debris causing it stick or prevents it from lowering or the float switch doesn’t respond.
3) Faulty door switch. The water will not fill if the sensor cannot detect whether or not the door is closed when the dishwasher’s door switch fails to operate correctly. Be certain to look over the switch for any signs of damage if you find any broken pieces. You will have to test if it is working with a multi-meter, should you find any broken pieces and have to replace the switch. Though challenging, repairing the dishwasher, no matter the issue you are having.