Woke up to hear the dishwasher making a draining noise, it had been running all night. It would still make this noise with the door open. After a few days, I tried it again, and the dishwasher ran fine and was able to do a load. But upon trying another load, again it was just making a draining noise. We pulled the dishwasher out, and opened it up. There was some water in the tray below. What we have found is on the tray below there is a styrofoam disk that has three holes in it. Possibly the float I keep reading about. In the center hole is a gray plastic piece that a long red rod sits on that I am thinking is the float shaft. This red rod does not move up automatically to start the washing process. Water starts moving through a plastic tank. There is a hole at the front right corner of the tank and water is coming out through the hole and draining into the pan below. If we manually move the red rod in the up position and hold it, for just a few seconds, the water does not drain out of the hole and the dishwasher begins to run properly and runs through the entire cleaning process fine on it's own. What is going on, or what is needed to make this red rod engage the control on it's own?
ANSWER Hi Dumpsterdiva. The red float shaft part # 263122. The Float lever switch is part # 263123. The float disc is part # 165301. All cheap replaceable parts which activate the drain pump. Clean up all the water and use dishwasher magic part # TJ104, monthly to keep the unit efficient. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, October 18, 2011