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Kenmore dishwasher no water

Common reasons your Kenmore dishwasher has no water

The most common reasons your Kenmore dishwasher has no water are a broken detergent dispenser, defective electronic control board or a clogged water valve.

  • 56%

    56% of the time it's the
    Detergent Dispenser

  • 31%

    31% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 7%

    7% of the time it's the
    Water Valve

  • 6%

    6% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Kenmore dishwasher

    Detergent Dispenser Replacement

    A broken detergent dispenser can prevent the dishwasher from filling with water when the dispenser shorts out and prevents the electronic control board from sending electrical current to the water valve. Corrosion or water can enter the inner dishwasher door panel to short out wiring in the detergent dispenser. The dispenser body can also crack. A crack in the dispenser housing will allow water to get into the inner door panel and short out the dispenser. Have a Sears Home Services professional examine your dishwasher and replace the broken detergent dispenser when it prevents the dishwasher from filling with water.


    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When your dishwasher is getting no water, it could have a defective electronic control board. The control board sends current to the fill valve to fill the dishwasher when the control board is working properly. A failed relay or corrupted logic on the circuit board could prevent the control board from sending electrical current to the fill valve. Determining whether an electronic control board is defective is difficult. Have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert visit your home and fix the dishwasher when it is getting no water.

    Water Valve Replacement

    A clogged water valve is a common cause for a dishwasher getting no water. The water valve opens when it gets electrical current from the control. Openings through the water valve can easily get clogged with deposits or debris so water won’t flow through the valve to fill the dishwasher. It’s not a good idea to clear a clogged water valve because the valve can stick open and flood your kitchen. When your dishwasher won’t fill, have a Sears Home Services Tech visit your home and replace a clogged water valve.

    What to expect when you experience a Kenmore dishwasher no water issue

    How is the no water problem fixed?

    Correcting most no water problems usually involves replacing the detergent dispenser, electronic control board or water valve. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dishwasher that has no water

    When the dishwasher has no water it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dishwasher failures.

    What to look out for with a dishwasher no water diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dishwasher problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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