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Dishwasher door needs repair

The door to my dishwasher used to float down when opened only needing minimal support, now it drops like a stone with its full weight. How can I repair this?

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Re: Dishwasher door needs repair

Bear, sounds like one or both of your door springs came off or broke. If you remove the toe panel you will be able to see them on the left and right side. This is not a hard fix. They attach to the bottom of the door and to the rear of the frame. If your model number begins with 36315121 your part numbers will be wd03x10006 and wd03x10007. Good luck, Catriver

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I have a lg dishwasher and it ran for an hour and a half and then displayed E1 on it. Then, it would not stop running and wouldnt even turn off so i had to turn it off by the breaker. any solutions?

(1) The water inlet valve is an electrically-controlled valve that opens to allow water to enter the dishwasher. Depending on the model, the valve stays open either for a set length of time or until the dishwasher has enough water. However, if the water inlet valve doesn't shut off after the dishwasher has enough water, the dishwasher will overflow. If water drips into the dishwasher when the door is open, or if water collects at the bottom of the dishwasher while it is not use, you may need to replace the water inlet valve.
(2) The float switch actuates in order to prevent the dishwasher from overflowing. If the float switch is defective or stuck, it might not stop the dishwasher from overflowing. If the float switch is defective, replace it.
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Dishwasher won't start

Try resetting the unit by shutting off the circuit breaker first for 1 minute then try the reset button. If nothing happens, then i would recommend having someone take a look at it.

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The clean button blinks. the only button that works is the drain button.


Confirm that the door is closed and latched. dishwashers can detect if the door is open and will cancel any cleaning cycles to prevent water spillage. Wait for around 20 minutes before unplugging or moving the dishwasher in case the washer is cooling down, draining or drying dishes. Call a technician if the dryer does not restart.

Verify that a cycle has been selected using the "Cycles" button and that the "Start/Resume" button has been pressed. Unlike some models of dishwasher, appliances won't start until you select a cleaning cycle and press the "Start/Resume" button.

Confirm that the dishwasher's electrical outlet is switched on, if necessary, and that power is being supplied by plugging in a lamp. You may need to replace a fuse or reset a breaker on the electrical circuit if the lamp will not work in the outlet. Ensure that the dishwasher is plugged into the outlet.

Ensure that the water shutoff valves at the wall are open and that the supply hoses are free of kinks. Your washer will not start if it is unable to access the water supply. Most shutoff valves need to be turned clockwise or moved to the "Open" position to work properly.

Open the door and check the overfill float in the bottom of the dishwasher. Push it down to make sure it can move up and down freely. The machine will not start if the sensor is stuck at the top. The overfill float looks like a small cone on top of a disc with a paddle attached to the side.

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Hear the motor to dishwasher turn on, but no water is running. I have checked to make sure that water supply is conected.

Open the door and look for the water level float in the bottom of the dishwasher. Make sure nothing is stuck under the float and wiggle it up and down to make sure it moves freely then try starting the dishwasher again to see if it fills.
If the dishwasher still does not fill you may need to replace the water inlet valve. If you have a volt meter you could check the water inlet valve to see if it is getting voltage.
If the valve is getting voltage, but does not open to let water in then replace the valve.
If your float is not stuck chances are you will need to replace the water valve.

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Float does not shut off the water when dishwasher is being filled. IWater keeps running, fills up and runs out of the front of the dishwasher. Also it will not pump the water out at end of cycle.

Check the float to make sure it moves freely up and down, and it should click when it moves. Remove float and clean around the float tube-you may need to do this from below, through the access panel. Use white vinegar to scrub the float and shaft assembly. Turn on the dishwasher to see if this fixed the problem.

If not, it may be the float switch. If you are handy with electrical repairs, turn off the power to the dishwasher, pull the dishwasher from the wall and remove the back. Remove the wires from the terminals on the float switch-use masking tape to identify to identify terminals,noteing which belongs where.Remove old switch and replace with the new float switch. You will need the serial number, model number and make of your dishwasher to order the new float.

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My dishwasher keeps adding water and overflows

If the water lifts the float all the way up or the float is submerged, the water level is too high. Overfilling is likely a problem with the float or float switch. The float is located inside the dishwasher in the tub area. As water enters the tub, the float device will rise. When the float rises to a certain level it triggers the float switch, which in turn, turns off the water flow. In some dishwashers, the float switch is only used to prevent overfilling and the amount of water is regulated by the timer.

Before testing the float assembly, unplug the dishwasher or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard.

To inspect the float assembly, open the dishwasher and remove the bottom rack. Remove the float cover (if any; it can be identified by the fact that the cover does not move up and down). The cover may snap in place or it may be fastened in place with a screw.

Lift and drop the float several times. It should move freely. If the float sticks, it may prevent the dishwasher from filling or draining properly. Remove the float and look for obstructions that may interfere with its free movement. The float usually snaps in place. If it does not come off with a small force, it may have to be disconnected from the float switch first.

You will need to Replace the float and float cover, If you found no obstructions and the problem persists, test the float switch.


To access the float switch remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel is usually held in place with two screws either above or below the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove the panel.

Note the location of the float in the dishwasher's tub and you will find the float switch beneath it in the access area. The switch has two wires connected to it. Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals. You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.

Use a multimeter to test for continuity. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each terminal. You should get a reading of either zero or infinity. With the probes still in place, depress the button or lever on the switch and the reading should change to the opposite extreme.

If the switch fails either test, it should be replaced.

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1. A problem with the wash system. Check the wash arms for cracks and or splits in the underside that can cause water to jet down and out the front of the unit. Check all water supply tubing in the unit as this can cause the same problem.

2. It is not uncommon for a water inlet valve to fail open and allow too much water into the tank causing a leak.

3. Over sudsing can cause a leak. Make sure fresh dishwasher detergent is used in moderation.

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