OK, bought a house that has a 5 year old Asko 1475 dishwasher in it. It
worked for a couple of months, then it quit filling after the first fill of
Basically, it will fill the first time a water fill is called for (at the
start of a cycle), but for the rest of the fills nothing happens. The rest
of the cycle work perfectly... so if I fill it manually (with a water
pitcher) each time it needs water, it does a good job washing dishes.
A local repair company has worked on it twice now, over a two month period.
Both times they replaced the controller board, and both times it continues
to do the same thing. If you put a voltmeter on the fill valve, it show
110v when filling and it's working, but only about 50v when it's filling but
not working. Supposedly the controller board has a relay that sends voltage
to the fill valve, so the lower voltage makes no sense. So far, the repair
tech and the home warranty company refuse to try replacing the fill valve
itself, because it "just doesn't make sense".
It seems to me that the fill valve gets hot during the first fill, and then
maybe it pulls too much current and the controller board shuts it down with
a protection circuit. The tech says he's never seen that in 12 years. His
next step is to replace the level and pressure switches. He says they
aren't in parallel with the fill switch, but that's what he was told to do.
Does anyone have any helpful advice, other than trashing it and buying a new
dishwasher that actually has readable schematics and easy parts