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Kenmore dishwasher not filling

Common reasons your Kenmore dishwasher is not filling

The most common reasons your Kenmore dishwasher is not filling are a defective electronic control board, faulty pump and motor assembly or a damaged user interface control.

  • 38%

    38% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 17%

    17% of the time it's the
    Pump and Motor Assembly

  • 13%

    13% of the time it's the
    User Interface Control

  • 32%

    32% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Kenmore dishwasher

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When your dishwasher is not filling, 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 not filling.


    Pump and Motor Assembly Replacement

    If your dishwasher is not filling, check for a faulty pump and motor assembly because a short in the pump motor could be preventing the fill valve from getting the proper electrical current needed to open the fill valve. The electronic control can also detect a bad pump motor and stop the filling process. An error code may show up on the display or lights may blink on the control panel when a faulty pump and motor assembly is detected. Schedule service when the dishwasher won’t fill and the pump and motor assembly isn’t working.

    User Interface Control Replacement

    When your dishwasher is not filling, a damaged user interface control could be causing the problem. The user interface control connects to the electronic control board through a wire harness and sends signals to the control board to help control the dishwashing cycle. A stuck key on the user interface control can cause the electronic control board to stop the cycle and the dishwasher won’t work until the damaged user interface control is fixed. Have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert visit your home and replace the user interface control if it’s damaged.

    What to expect when you experience a Kenmore dishwasher not filling issue

    How is the not filling problem fixed?

    Correcting most not filling problems usually involves replacing the electronic control board, pump and motor assembly or user interface control. 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 is not filling

    When the dishwasher is not filling 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 not filling 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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    Should You Repair or Replace Your Dishwasher?

    If you’re not sure whether to repair or replace your broken dishwasher, consider the age of the appliance, usage, repair cost and the cost of installing a new dishwasher in your home.

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