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Whirlpool dishwasher error light flashes 6 times and also not

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Whirlpool dishwasher error light flashes 6 times and also not taking in water just sitting pumping? what could be the problem?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Richard Hill replied 4 years ago.

The error light flashing 6 times indicates, as you say, that there is no incoming water. This could be caused by a wide range of issues, here are some things to check:

1. Water tap turned off or low flow rate.
2. Water hose kinked or blocked.
3. Drain hose at incorrect height. The drain hose should come straight out of the back of the dishwasher, up at least 3/4 as high as the dishwasher cabinet and then the slack is run out from there to the sink drain connection. If it is too low, the machine has to overfill because it has to fill the drain hose as well as the dishwasher cabinet.
4. Blocked drain hose or blocked waste pipe.

If not it could be a Dishwasher water soleniod valve, flow meter or main controller defect.

Has anything changed or been moved recently? Any plumbing work? Any change in water pressure?

Best Regards,

Expert:  Richard Hill replied 4 years ago.

Did my suggestions help resolve the issue, or do you need any further assistance?

Best Regards,