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Why does my dishwasher only fill for the initial rinse but not the was

My dishwasher fills when I turn it on. It rinses the dishes then drains. When it goes to add the soap and fill again it doesn't fill with water (no water at all). The pump then runs dry for the cycle like it has water in it. It then drains (no water) and goes through what would be the rinse cycle, again without water. If I manually add water for each cycle it runs fine and drains properly. Something is not letting it add water, even though it can get water at the beginning

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Total answers/comments: 5
bert [Entry]

sounds like you got on the ring setting might want to check manual or your settings
bert [Entry]

I have the same issue, Kenmore ultra quiet. It fill perfectly the first time and runs then dumps the water. Then it does not refill. I just replaced the control board and the float micro switch. checked wiring with no faults seen. This does not make sense as the controller board is an updated model. I still have the first fill, no others… 11OCT18
bert [Entry]

"20OCT18. I also had this issue. I replaced the mother board, then had to replace the water valve.

What is happening ? The valve is getting hot and it takes too much current to make it energize and stops filling.

To test the: Turn on your washer with the sanitize setting. let it run for about 5 minutes then cancel it and run it again. Mine failed … wait an hour and it fills. I wasted money on a computer board where it was the valve due to a poor design…"
bert [Entry]

The water switch-solenoid is malfunctioning . To test this have if fill and run it till is drains then cancel and start over and if it does not fill on first start up then your solenoid has become temperature sensitive - defective. Just replace it — is has nothing to do with your control board. I wasted a lot of money thinking that if if fills first time then its a control issue.
bert [Entry]

"I have nearly the same problem. I’ve changed the inlet water solenoid valve, but that didn’t help at all.

I then removed the bottom propeller and screen only to find a lose spring washer at the bottom of the pan. Ended up to be cracked/broken plastic arm that suppose to lift the drain flapper. As it was broken it couldn’t lift and the water never drain, so the machine wasn’t functioning as it should.

Ordered the “unobtainable” arm and should be able to try the repair in a week.

UPDATE: The plastic arm is not available from any seller! I was forced to JBWeld it and install it only to find that the solenoid that drives it popped out it’s core and was not functioning.

After installing the solenoid core back and connecting the connecting rod to the lever the washer works as new! It fills and drains hassle-free!"