Replacing the Water Inlet Valve on a Dishwasher

The dishwasher water inlet valve controls the flow of water into the dishwasher. If your dishwasher fills constantly or won’t fill at all, the water inlet valve may have failed. You can replace the water inlet valve using the steps In this article.

Wear work gloves to protect your hands. Now, let’s get started. Unplug the dishwasher or shut off the house circuit breaker for the dishwasher. To verify that power is disconnected, make sure the control panel doesn’t light up when you press the buttons.

Close the water supply valve to shut off the water supply going to the dishwasher. Remove the Torx screws from the inner door panel. Support the outer door panel with one hand as you remove the final screws so the outer door panel doesn’t fall.

Separate the outer door panel and control panel slightly from the inner door panel. Disconnect the user interface control wire harness from the control panel. Pull off the outer door panel and control panel. Using a nut driver, remove the screws that hold the bottom front access panel and toe panel in place.

Pull the access panel and the toe panel forward and remove them.
Place a towel under the water inlet valve. Separate the outer door panel
Remove the dishwasher water supply line from the inlet valve assembly using website-lock pliers.

Wipe up any spilled water. Remove the mounting screw and pull the water inlet valve out of the mounting bracket.
Pull the water inlet valve slightly forward to access the wire harness and water inlet tube connections. Release the locking tab and disconnect the water inlet valve wire harness.

Release the wire clamp on the water inlet tube and pull the inlet tube off the water inlet valve.
Remove the water inlet valve. Connect the water inlet tube to the new water inlet valve and secure the inlet tube with the wire clamp. Plug in the wire harness.

Place the water inlet valve in the bracket and secure it with the mounting screw. Connect the water supply line to the water valve and tighten it securely using website-lock pliers. Open the water supply valve and check the supply line connection for leaks. from the inner
Tighten the connection to stop leaks. Position the toe panel on the dishwasher and then position the access panel in front of the toe panel.

Insert the mounting screws and tighten the screws firmly.
the toe panel forward and
Reconnect the user interface control wire harness and attach the outer door panel and control panel to the inner door panel. Reinstall the mounting screws.

Reset the house circuit breaker or plug in the dishwasher to restore electrical power.