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 Posted: Thu Feb 2nd, 2006 08:07 am
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A couple of days ago, I filled the Maytag QuietSeries 300 dishwasher (about 1 1/2 yrs old) and pressed the start.    Usually you immediatly hear the water start to fill.   This time nothing.   After a couple of minutes a motor started to hum, but no washing.

I tried several several of the front settings.   Normal Wash, Heavy Wash, Scrub,  Auto Clean.  Checked that the timer was off. 

I poured a couple of gallons of water in the tube, closed the door.   The DW began washing, apparently on the 1st cycle.   It stopped after a few minutes, drained as usual, then you could hear the water filling for the next cycle.   It seemed to work normally from then on.

Tonight, same story.   water did not fill after loading and starting the auto cycle.   I again filled the tub with about 2 gallons of water.   It washed, then emptied.   This time, the water did not fill for the 2nd cycle.   I put more water in it and it is running and washing now.

I think it has to be either a bad solenoid, bad relay to the solenoid, or bad controling electronics.

I'm going to throw the circut breaker tomorrow for a couple of hours and turn it back on as a simple hard "reboot" in case the electronics are in a scrambled state.

Any other "do this first" suggestions?

TIA,

 

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You need to remove the kickpanel under the door.

Then take a look at the float, the float itself or the lever that the float moves that actuates the actual switch is frozen up from years of small water leaking.



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If the flood assy. seems to be working ok, float not stuck up, and the switch it activates under the tub works fine, see if you are getting voltage to the fill valve when it is supposed to be putting water into the tub...if there is voltage you have a water valve that is sticking....if you do not have voltage and the flood switch is feeding voltage also...need to see what is killing the voltage...usually the timer or control.



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Thanks.   I'll try these suggestions and get back to you tomorrow.

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You guys are good!

It was the float.   It wasn't stuck.  But the "float finger" somehow it had slipped the guide that keeps it on the switch.   So nothing was holding down the switch.

I put it back on, made sure it was free.   Works like a charm now.

Thanks.

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Very welcome, however if it does it again I would be replacing the float and/or switch, something may be bent or damaged causing this...



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