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Right now I have a dishwasher here and this bad boy only is good for storing chips. It no longer washes dishes because for some reason, it won't let water come in. I think the valve in here that controls water inlet is shut. I am going to show you how to to replace it in this video. This is the water inlet valve, you can get this on the internet. Search using the Model Number of your dishwasher.
If you search for this, don't take the first link that you find, search a little bit deeper, because that obvious choice out there is the most expensive choice you are going to have. Turn off power. There's no sense getting electrocuted doing this job, so I am going to go ahead and shut off the breaker label dishwasher in the breaker panel. The first thing you want to do is shut off the water inlet valve that's probably under your sink someplace. Here is mine, back down here.
Okay. It's off. Next, we'll remove this cover on the bottom here. This toe kick plate protects the underside of the dishwasher. Just removing these two screws are generally all that holds this thing on. This one has some other piece of metal down here with some insulation. Just get that out of the way too. Remove the water supply line. This is the inlet control valve right here. Your bolt's on, to the front of the dishwasher itself, as this bracket and then this is the supply line where the water is coming from under the sink.
We've already turned that off, so now it's safe to go ahead and disconnect this line. Typically, use a 5/8" open end wrench. Once that is loose, we should be able to just do it with your fingers. There we go. Remove the bracket screws. Next I am going to remove the screws that hold this whole valve assembly in place. Just two screws, can use either a little ranch or this takes Phillips Head screwdriver also. Now we'll disconnect the power. We've www.LasVegasApplianceMasters.com already turned it off downstairs, just pull that apart.
Remove the hose and clamp. This is the clamp that holds the line that goes from the valve back to the pump. We have to use some pliers on here to move that clamp up and off of the assembly. So I'll just squeeze it, I'll use the two hands here, I need two hands to slide it up out of the way. Okay. Should be able to pull it loose. There we go. Trabsfer fitting to new valve. These are the valves. This is the original here, still has this fitting inside. That's the new one. They definitely appear to be an exact match.
Use an open ended wrench to loosen the fitting. Teflon Tape will prevent leaks. You find this in the plumbing section. My Teflon Tape, let's go ahead and cut off a piece. Wrap the tape clockwise around the fitting. When you put the Teflon Tape on, it's always good to put it on the same direction you are going to put the valve in. So I am going to wind it on this way, go right around it. Wrap ot around until it overlaps itself. Okay. Now I'll spin it in place, it doesn't come off.
Now I really would like this to go around further, so that the valve stem is towards the back. Use a wrench to tighten the fitting. Align it so the opening is to the back of the dishwasher. While I am here, not underneath the sink, I am going to go ahead and put the Teflon Tape around this fitting too. That's where we'll reattach the water fill line when we get inside. Attach water fill hose to valve. Okay. Back under the dishwasher. This is our water filled line.
Insert the tube from the valve inside that hose and I'm probably going to definitely need two hands to do this. Work the hose over the valve. Ha! I did it one handed. Can you believe that? Way to go! Use pliers to squuze the clamp open and move it down next to the valve body. We need to get that butterfly clamp down and around that hose, so that the hose doesn't start flying off when it has water pressure. Right about there. Okay. That's about where it should be.
Next, we are going to test the power connector in solenoid. Sliding it on, like that. Attach the bracket to frame. Attach the water supply line. Start threading the line onto the valve with your fingers as much as you can. Then use a wrench. Now with that tight external water back on, check it for leaks. Water is on and it's not seem to be any leaks.Turn on the power. Let's go ahead and turn the dishwasher breaker and the fuse box back on.
Test it and see if it works. I've got control set for normal wash, so as soon this thing is done pumping out, we should see if it actually starts to fill. It pumped out okay, now it sounds like, definitely sounds like there's water in there, let's take a quick check. Yeah, that's it. We have water! That, my friends, it's definitely water! This is Tool Dude Tony and that is how you replace a water inlet valve on a dishwasher that won't fill.
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