||04-30-2013 05:36 PM
Dishwasher inlet valve replacement issue
new to the forum and new to home ownership and repair so please forgive the lack of experience question.
Anyway, I have a Frigidaire dishwasher that is at least 15 years old. Based on Googling around I think I need to replace the water inlet valve since I get no water into the dishwasher but the motor runs. I found a great Youtube video on how to do this. I turned off the water and began to unscrew the inlet pipe/hose and water began leaking out, which I was told was normal to have a little...so I kept unscrewing and it just kept flowing. I didn't take it all the way off out of fear that I would have a small flood in a few minutes, so I screwed it back on. I double checked to make sure the water was off and it was. I eventually turned off water to the whole house just to be certain. Then I tried again to have the same problem. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Any insight is much appreciated.