Dishwasher ran over. Is it the float or is it the water level switch?
Answer Hello Joe. If you can stop the water from entering the machine by turning off the power, you will need to look for a bad float switch. If the only way to shut off the water is at the shut off, you will need to replace the water valve in the unit.
Answer Hello Mino. You need to remove the drain hose from the unit and check and see if it is clogged. If not, and the unit does not drain, you may need to replace the pump and motor assembly in the unit.
we have leaks around the bottom of the door. I have noticed that water gets deep inside and the leaks start. I watch the water level switch and the float doesn't seem to rise much and the switch is seldom activated. Does is sound like the float isn't working and if so how do I replace?
Answer John, The proper water level in the bottom of the tub should be determined by starting the dishwasher, allowing it to run three to five minutes, then unlatch the door, and remove the lower rack. If the water level is correct, the heater element should be partially, to fully submerged. If the water level is proper, you'll need to check the lower spray arm 6-903473, and the support seal rings 912313 for leaks and water mis direction along the bottom of the door.
Water in dishwasher gets above heating element and leaks out of float would it be water level switch ? How do you test it ?
Answer Hello James. Test and see if the switch 99002560 reads correctly on a meter. NC to COM should read closed and NO to COM should read open. If the switch tests good, you will need to replace the water valve. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
what holds the float itself in the dishwasher old one popped right out ---the new one pictured here does not show a clip or anything ,,,what stopps it from popping up and out like the orig. one?? where can i get the part i need --i found ap4390017 but no clip or any type of fastener ?
Answer Phil, There should be a nut 911265 that you screw the shaft of the float stem 99002363 through(three or four turns) to keep that from happenning. Hold the nut above the water level switch lever,with a pair of needle nose pliers, drop the float through the tub opening and turn the float 3 or 4 revolutions, make sure the stem does not get twisted or bent. Thanks and Good Luck
What moves when it switches? Is there a catch?
Answer Hello, this switch is activated by a float inside the tub assembly. Thanks!