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Rick. I pushed the far right button entitled "rinse and hold". The noise was immediately present. I could not go five minutes since my selection stopped after maybe 15-20 seconds. Opening the door showed soap suds and some water on the bottom. Ed
Rick. The first time mentioned in my last reply I used the Rinse and Hold option but mistakenly thought it lasted only 15 seconds. This time after adding the two containers of water I waited longer and learned the washer restarts after the 15 second pause and runs on for about five minutes total.
When I did this now the second time we have suds on the bottom but all water has drained out. There was no noise this time as there was on the first try. Ed
Rick. Is olive oil OK to use? Ed
Rick. We used Olive Oil as asked about before and did this without hearing from you. My wife is now home and put in the two caps of oil with two pitchers of water. Again we used the rinse and hold option. At the end of cycle we had the the noise back for about 15 second; she describes it as a "sucking" type noise. This time only a very few suds on the bottom and all water is gone. Also the length of the noise time on each rinse has been much less than when we did the full wash cycle before getting on line with you. So does this still sound like a water valve issue? Ed
Rick. Does this mean if we see water flowing out when line is loosened then water is getting to the pump. If so then I assume the problem would not be the valve. But if we see no water coming out then is it your thought the pump is fine but water is not getting to the pump due to a bad valve?
Rick. One more thing. This problem arose on the first wash load after we had the garbage disposal replaced. Maybe this somehow brought on this dishwasher problem. Your thought? Ed
Rick. I am not sure how qualified I am to start disconnecting water lines. In any event it will be a few hours before I can get down and take a look. Is there a way to be sure I am disconnecting the water line on the side of the valve going into the dishwasher rather than on the side feeding outside water into the valve?
Also do you think [see my addendum to my last reply] this dishwasher problem was possibly created by the replacement of our garbage disposal and if so please explain. Ed
Rick. I am back now. The toekick is off and I loosed the water line and water did start dripping out so i have tightened the nut back. So what now? Ed
One thing more before I respond. My wife just reminded me of her questions which is to know if the valve problem etc might been caused by the mistake in the installation of the garbage disposal when the installer forgot to remove the plug on the bottom of the new disposal unit When the dishwasher went on an flushed out water it had no where to go except up out through the air vent.?
I will not see if your photo of the valve seems to match what i see. Ed
okay lets do this, can you open the door and look at the right side towards the top and theres a model number tag can you get me the rest of the model number. I will check again and get some diagrams also.