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Flood switch This DW is a Kitchen Aid version of a Fisher & Paykel. Both drawer rinse lights stay on, the drain pump stays on. Book says the flood switch is activated. Is this somthing that a homeowner can fix or am I required to call for service?

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  • robtomolillo Nov 15, 2008

    I have been trying to find a repair manual with no luck.

  • wilmerstradl Nov 24, 2008

    flood  switch reset 

  • gtcasias Nov 24, 2008

    How do you reset the flood switch?

  • morganvpi Dec 21, 2008

    Mine is acting up as well.  It's possessed actually.  it just continues to try and drain both drawers, but there's no water in either....

  • alsincorp Apr 09, 2009

    Mine started to do the same thing. Full of bubbles, now pump stays on and both top and bottom drawers flash red. Won't reset by unplugging.

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I had the same problem and I fixed mine. It wasn't hard at all. First, make sure power is off either unplug or shut off breaker. Next, open the lower drawer and on the sides toward the bottom you will see a circular recessed pin with a flat slot. Without forcing, wiggle the door down. When you get it off you have to remove the wire harness, just unplug it. Now, on the sides at the bottom, you will see where the drawer fits on the slid rail. Push the plastic button slightly to release the lock for the slid rail to the drawer and push the slid rail all the way back as to release the drawer fronm the rail. Be carefull when you release one side as to hold it up still while removing the other one. Now, flip the drawer on its side and try to get it as far out of the way as possible to the right of the unit. You will now notice a plastic cover at the back left of the unit. This is where the flood swith is. Remove this cover by sliding to the right. The will be water under the circuit board you see. Soak up as much as possible and you can use a hair dryer to get the tough spots. Now try to find the resson for the water. I had a mouse living under mine. Look for a break in one of the hoses. After all dried up turn power back in before reinstalling lower drawer. If dried properly, the dishwasher should stop beep beep beeping. Now turn water back on and run upper drawer. Inspect hoses again. 50/50 chance. If now water, reinstall lower by replacing plastic cover, place drawer on rails and slide all the way back. It should click back in if on rails correctly. Now install the door face, line up tabs into drawer, and slide up. Align holes for recessed circular pins and just push them in. Test lower. Thats all I got, Hope it helps.

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  • kshanklin534 Feb 07, 2011

    Thank you, Thank you! I have got the drawer off and am drying it out at the moment but I think this is going to fix the problem and only took me about 15 minutes to fix. I will let you know if it worked. Also very proud of myself for even attempting the project.
    Thanks again,
    Sincerely,
    Kimberly Shanklin
    kshanklin534@aol.com

  • dmcnews Apr 27, 2011

    Hi, I have no power to the bottom drawer and was thinking that the flood switch was tripped. I got my face 4 inches from the bottom left inside of the dishwasher (with the cover pulled off) and for the life of me cannot see anything that resembles a switch or button. can someone help me locate it please, thanks

  • alicrokin Jul 19, 2011

    This worked for me! At the end of the third sentence that ends "pin with a flat slot" it took me a bit to realize I needed to remove those pins to proceed. Also, I had luck using a fan to get completely dry out the circuit board after I got up most of the water. This was easier than holding a hair dryer. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this post. I'm running the dishwasher now!

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I had this problem as well and reseting the machine worked for a while before I figured out the problem. The lower lid is not sealing properly allowing water out of the tub setting off flood switch. I'm still trying to figure out how to adjust the lid after replacing the actuator on the bottom drawer.

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