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It can be incredibly frustrating when your sink is filled up with dishes because of your dishwasher working ineffectively. When the problem is that your dishwasher is not filling up with water, the root cause can stem from a variety of sources. It can be difficult to determine which cause it is and how to stop it, which is why many homeowners look for help from plumbing companies in Winnipeg.

Aslan Plumbing has a team of some of the best Winnipeg plumbers who have shared their expertise on how to fix this dishwasher problem for you below.

Three Areas To Troubleshoot

1. Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve is controlled by the dishwasher timer or the electronic control unit to fill the dishwasher with a certain amount of hot water. The water inlet valve is normally located at the back of the lower access panel and has two wires attached, along with an outlet hose that attaches to the tub and a hot water inlet, which sources from the household supply. If the dishwasher is unable to be filled with water, then you should immediately check the inlet supply of the dishwasher to confirm that there is enough water pressure and that there is enough power transferring to the valve when the filling cycle is on.

2. Float 

When the float in the , it can prevent water from filling within the machine. The float is on the bottom of the dishwasher’s tub and functions as a safety feature to prevent water from overflowing in the dishwasher. The float rises alongside the water level inside the dishwasher and when the proper water level is met, the float will cause the float switch to shut the water inlet valve off. If there is no debris or any foreign objects restricting the float, the problem may lie elsewhere.

3. Float Switch

Underneath the float and the dishwasher tub lies the float switch. The float switch sends signals to the water inlet and if the float switch does not have any optimal connectivity or is damaged, the water inlet valve won’t open up. This will prevent water from flowing into the dishwasher. Unplug your dishwasher from an inlet and ensure the float arm is able to trigger the float switch when the float meets the height of the water heater. Ensure any wires from the float switch are not loose and to check if the float switch is working effectively, remove the wires and check for progression with a multimeter.

If you’ve tested the previous parts and aren’t sure which are broken, it’s time to contact Aslan Plumbing. Our Winnipeg plumbersare highly experienced and ensure each of our plumbing services are handled with extra care and detail. We pride ourselves on our commitment to high standard workmanship, ensuring the best customer service and absolutely no extra charge for overtime work. Schedule a service visit or contact us for 24-hour emergency plumbing services .