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Old 12-06-2016, 05:17 PM   #1
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DishWasher inlet valve seemed stuck.


We had not used our DishWasher (Los Angeles, CA) for six months. A few days ago the first two attempts to start up the DW resulted in no water entering the DW and it shut off by itself. The 3rd time water initially came in slowly (I'm not sure how slowly) and then at the normal rate. The DW finished its full cycle normally.

Is it reasonable to guess that a solenoid valve got stuck with non-use and then vibrated itself free? Should I flush out the DW plumbing with something to keep valves "flexible"? What do you suggest I use?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re: DishWasher inlet valve seemed stuck.


Anything's possible.
Those valves are one of the most common items to fail on a DW.
There is no need to flush anything.
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Old 12-07-2016, 07:36 PM   #3
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Re: DishWasher inlet valve seemed stuck.


Or crap grew in the unused water line that was full of water and now its full of mold. Disconnect the water and flush the line to a bucket.
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