I am working on an older GE pot scrubber dishwasher that I posted about back in 2009. At that time I recall I put a new inlet valve on it and have not heard about it since.
Now two new renters later it is acting up again. Current renter reported half dissolved soap packs in the soap tray. FYI this renter is on the road a lot and it does not get used regulary. It appears to be doing the same thing as last time.
I disarmed the latch lockout and opened the door a crack, started it and it spurts out a small initial little burst then stops. Looks like it is just recirculating what was in the unit and not filling. I let it go for a while and it just sat there, no more water entered and it did not fill. I stopped it then dumped in a quart of water, it slowly starter to pump more, the rotor arms started slowly turning. I let it go through a full wesh/dry cycle with no soap in it a couple of times then tried it with soap, same thing, half dissolved soap packs in the soap tray. It also does not seem like the heating coil is getting hot,
I took the plastic drain grate out of the bottom and cleaned it, checked to see the water shut off is full open and checked to see the floatie thingy seems free.