The water inlet valve in a Siemens dishwasher machine is an essential component that helps to supply the right amount of water into the device at the appropriate time.
A damaged inlet water hose may flood your neighbours’ house. Thus, if your device leaks, turn off the water supply instantly and inspect your machine for any malfunctions.
How to detect the signs of the device failure
For any typical failure, the machine starts to leak significantly. Frequently, the hose pipe is quick to crack. In this case, water will trickle for quite a more extended period. To check the inlet valve, you need to take it off the machine, connect it to the filling hose, and invigorate each coil each at a time. The functioning water inlet valve will open easily and closes so quickly. Before inspecting, make sure that you have a container present to receive the pouring water from the hose.
Experiences have indicated that issues with the hose are as a result of the following reasons:
- Strong wear
- Poor quality design
- Improper installation
Ways of replacing the hose
Before you start the replacement, turn off the water tap, cut off the sewer hose, and unplug the machine. You can only begin to the replacement work if you have a new hose and the necessary tools.
Most Siemens dishwashers have valves located at the back cover. One needs to remove the top cover to gain access to the inside parts of the dishwasher. To achieve the perfect outcome, you need only a wrench and a cruciform screwdriver to detach the back panel or the bottom protection cover correctly. Having a regular wrench for the nuts of the right sizes is an advantage. At times, connecting the hose pipe is hard to reach. However, you can use the following steps:
- Pull out the protective cover to get access to the hose.
- Based on the dishwasher type, detach the boarding clamps with a cruciform screwdriver or loosen the hose with an adjustable wrench.
- Connect a new hose in a reverse manner
- Reconnect the components in the reverse order
- Inspect the appliance for leaking
The old hose cannot be repaired while the reconstruction is unavailable technically. Thus, all that one needs is a new hose. Once you have successfully replaced the old one with a new hose, you should reconnect the dishwasher’s power supply and run the device to be sure that it is running correctly.