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Offline Manning

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After not using the dishwasher for two days we noticed about a half inch or so of water sitting in the bottom of it.
There was no water in the bottom of it after we took the clean dishes out of it a few days ago.

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Re: Water in bottom of dishwasher after not being used for two days.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 09:31:16 AM »
Sounds to me like the water valve has a faucet type leak.
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Re: Water in bottom of dishwasher after not being used for two days.
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 09:36:21 AM »
Sounds like the water inlet valve to me.

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Re: Water in bottom of dishwasher after not being used for two days.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 09:42:00 AM »
Is the water valve something I can test to make sure that is it before I replace it with a new one?

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Re: Water in bottom of dishwasher after not being used for two days.
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 09:51:11 AM »
Find out inside tub where water comes in, tape a paper towel over the hole. Do not run dishwasher. Check within a couple of days. If wet replace valve. If not check drain hose, make sure loop is as high as dishwasher.

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Re: Water in bottom of dishwasher after not being used for two days.
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 10:08:10 AM »
One other thing to check would be to make sure your drain line has a loop in it where it is a little higher than where it drains into the plumbing under the sink. I have seen where sink drain water travels down the dishwasher drain into the dishwasher.

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Re: Water in bottom of dishwasher after not being used for two days.
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 10:37:51 AM »
All good advice.

Another thing you could try it to turn the water to the dishwasher off if your not going to use it for a few days
If your dishwasher sits next to the sink chances are the water shut off to the dishwasher is under the sink.

If after a few days of having the water shut off to the dishwasher it's still dry inside then the water inlet valve is at fault and needs to be replaced.

I looked up your model number and it uses Water Valve Inlet Part # 9744468
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Re: Water in bottom of dishwasher after not being used for two days.
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2012, 09:40:45 AM »
IF YOU HAVE A SLOW RUNNING DRAINLINE THAT CAN CAUSE THAT AS WELL

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