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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair:1- 2 hours
ToolsPliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
CustomerWilliam from Los Angeles CA
Upper drawar of dual drawar dishwasher stopped filling. Incorrectly assumed fill valve had failed and replaced. Problem turned out to be another component. Replacing valve was part of process of elemination to figure out what was wrong.
Dishwasher fill valve is in on bottom of diswher.
Dual drawar dishwasher has doubble solenoid valve for fill. Lower drawer is pulled off and turned sideways to gain access. Access is still tight. Good news is that I bought two new hose clamps. Best way to remove old hose clamps is to saw through part of clamp mechanism. Inlet line hooks up with a union-type connection that contains a seal that looks like a garden hose washer. Sawing through solenoid valve discharge line(s) hose clamps allows valve removal without damaging valve discharge hoses. Large person may have difficulty doing repair if lower drawer can not be slid to right after pulling it out. Other annoyance is that new valve did not come with new inlet line seal. I used the old seal sucessfully. Hardest part was getting old clamps off and getting fill line connection back on. Easy to cross-thread fill line connection to fill valve. Also easy to damage fill line if there is not much space between back of dishwasher and wall. I ended up making a metal fill line using a 3/8 NPT brass pipe union that had the same threads as on the fill valve inlet. Half of union is thrown away and the remaining half is filed flat. This allowed using an elbow to turn the fill line 90 degrees as it come through the back of the dishwasher. Back of dishwasher is only 2 inches from back of wall.