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My Bosch dishwasher model number SMS5032GB/11 seems to take

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My Bosch dishwasher model number SMS5032GB/11 seems to take a very long time to fill with water. The controller seems to give up after a while and does not click round to start the cycle. I have checked supply and cleaned out the pipes etc.
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Hi Tony. and thank you for choosing Just Answer.
I am Tech Michael and I will be assisting you today.
Please be patient as these are technical questions that may require a bit of conversation to solve.
How old is your dishwasher?
also is it filling at all?
Thank you
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes it fills, it take a very long time. for instance when starting from square one and it starts a fresh water wash it can take forever finally it will wash then stops starts to fill for the next cycle but again it takes for ever. The water pressure is fine from the mains and I swoped the cold inlet to check but the sound of water entering the machine is slow and low. it fanally fills but then it seems as though the timer has given up and you have to nudge it a segment to start again. This happens every sequence.From the point of view of age my wife and I were trying to work this out last night, all i have is the label off the machine numbers are SMS5032GB/11 and FD 7311 054622 we think it is about 12 years old.

Thanks Tony,
This sounds like a bad water inlet valve (solenoid) on the dishwasher.
They wear and get clogged over time. They are easy to replace;-)
It is an electrically operated valve that opens when the dishwasher is calling for a fill.
As I said, super easy to change out. It is located on the water line where the water supply enters the dishwasher underneath.
The best place to get one for price and shipping the same day you call is Espares , its best to call for this part;-)
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