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My dishwasher is not working correctly. I put the appropriate

My dishwasher is not working...
My dishwasher is not working correctly. I put the appropriate soap in the cup, close the cup and turn on the dishwasher. When it's finished all the dishes are still dirty and the soap appears to have drained down the door and settled on the front floor of the washer. All my silverware placed on the door under the soap cup are all coated with white that is not easily washed off by hand. The number on the inside of the washer is ADB3500AWB. Please let me know what you think is happening. Thanks, Ed
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start the dish washer and let it fill, then open the door and tell me how much water is in the tub after it fills. thanks Bryan

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
ok. I've just turned it on and, it is filling
ok
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
It fills to the bottom of the heating element. That's about 1 1/4" - 1 3/8"
is the water sloshing around when its running? can you hear it?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
Yes . The spray bars seem to be spinning also.
well I think the water level may be a little low. if its low the water pressure through the pump assembly drops and theres not enough pressure to clean the dishes, check the float make sure its not sticking if it moving up and down freely then replace the water valve. thanks Bryan
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
where is the float for the water control valve?
this is the float, Part(NNN) NNN-NNNN width=part # XXXXX on this diagram,
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
how deep should the water be? what starts the pump. is it time or water depth. lastly after sitting for ten - fifteen minutes the water level appears to be lower. is there an adjustment for the valve/float?
the float should move up and down freely, there may be a cover over it you need to remove to get to it, theres no adjustment and the water will come in until either the timer moves past the fill stage or the float gets up to where it shuts the valve off, the water should be at least 2-21/2 inches deep. I think your valve is bad and not opening fully and letting enough water in before the timer shuts it off,
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I think that you are right. I noticed that the spray bars weren't spinning. I added about a quart of water to the tub and it seemed to work fine . So i call the parts place tomorrow and buy a new valve....Thanks for your time. If I still have a problem how do i contact you?
just come back and post again I will receive it even after you press accept, thanks Bryan
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
what determines the fill time? is it the float, and it fills until the float switch opens the circuit,or is it timed using the float as a limit. i looked at the wiring diagram and it appears as if the only thing that limits the fill is the float switch which cycles the water valve. is there a timer on the circuit board that i missed?........................ED
the float is a limit the machine fills by the time allotted by the timer if the valve isn't opening fully it runs out of time before its filled fully, Bryan
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