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WallyWoggle 01-12-2011 05:33 PM

Dishwasher drain valve opening
Hey all - hoping that someone can point me in the right direction for a DW repair.

After my dishwasher fills the tub and the motor kicks on the water pressure is forcing the drain valve/gate open and the thing will drain until the water level in the tub is way too low.

Still happens when I disconnect the power leads to the drain solenoid.

I jammed some cardboard in the drain solenoid to hold the valve shut. Worked normally.

What should I take a look at to remedy this?? This is a diagram of my machine:


hardwareman 01-12-2011 08:44 PM

look at the spring on the flapper, is it still attached or did it break? if it is still attached you probably need a new plapper

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