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Dishwasher wont fill with water unless water is added to it.

Dishwasher wont fill with water unless water is added to it.

I bought a used Kenmore dishwasher, and it wont fill with water, but will run through the whole cycle with no water. Although, if we pour 3 cups of water into the bottom of the dishwasher, then start the load, it will actually start filling with more water, and will fill with water again for the rinse cycle. Is there a good chance our dishes are getting properly cleaned? And why is this happening?

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bert [Entry]

I have the same problem. I replaced the inlet valve and the float switch. For some reason I have to prime the dishwasher by adding a bit of water first. Then it will fill the rest of the way as usual. Can’t find the solution on the internet. Just like the replies here, everyone points to the inlet valve or float switch. Anyone with a real solution to this particular problem is incouraged to post it. I am continuing on with my troubleshooting. If I find the answer I will report back.
bert [Entry]

I'm having this same issue on a GE PDT750SSF8SS. I had to pour some water into the washer to prime it to get the water running.