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Dishwasher does not stop filling and already replaced float switch...PLEASE HELP

I have had this problem with the dishwasher and I found out that that it would be a bad float or float switch. So I went on the net and ordered up a new float and float switch I replaced them both made sure everything was put back together the same way. Didn't work, still have the same problem also if I cut the power off from the breaker it still dosen't stop filling as crazy as that sounds it's true the red light on the control pannel goes out and every thing stops but the water. Any advice would be a major help. Thanks...

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  • mattyb60 Dec 31, 2007

    I have the reverse problem on my 587 Kenmore.



    It doesn't want to fill up w/ water and I am unsure as to why



    Any suggestions

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Harry, the float and float switch are only safety devices to cut the power to the valve in the event the control board fails. The fill is controlled by the board. It sounds to me like it may be the valve itself. You can verify this by taking a meter and checking the voltage during the fill cycle. If the voltage drops out and it's still filling, it's your valve. If the voltage stays constant until the float switch kills it, it's your board...Catriver...post back.

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