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I have a frigidaire dishwasher model FDB878GCT0. I just changed

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I have a frigidaire dishwasher model FDB878GCT0. I just changed the door springs and now the machine will not run. the lamps illuminate and I can hear relays clicking when i try to start a cycle, but the motor does not start up. HELP!!

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does this even fill with water? did you shut the water off when you did the repair? do you have a volt meter?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.


Frigidaire model FDB878GCT0


NO, It does not fill with water.


No, I did not shut off the water to do the repair.


YES, i do have a voltmeter.

ok check your fill valve for 120 volts when you start the machine,

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its behind the panel at the bottom.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Sorry for the delay - cannot find my voltmeter. Heading to work now and will have to get one from there. I won't be home until about 5pm est. Thanks for your help so far.
thats fine, talk tonight then, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Hi Bryan - Sorry for the delay (Bad weather here)


Got the voltmeter and read 0.0vac across the Fill valve connector when starting the machine.


I removed the connector going to the fill valve and I read 120vac across the terminals.


I read 0.7 ohms across the fill Valve terminals


so with it unplugged from the valve it has 120?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.


sorry about that - it read 120 across the connector that was going to the fill valve.

ok you need to replace the valve, I just looked up that valve and its so expensive! it doesn't make sense, they want $92.00 for it, I've never seen one that high, I would just order the standard Frigidaire valve,

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the is essentially no difference its 120 volts also, and the connections are the same , and its $16.00 @ hope this helps, thanks Bryan
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