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Dishwasher Fails to drain and cuts out via float switch?

Hello, My dishwasher runs part of its program and cuts out due to water level rising and cutting out mid program due to float switch. When i take the rotary knob past program 4 to bottom dead centre and hold the start switch in to drain it drains sucessfully but it takes about 10 attempts to drin the dishwasher fully. Any ideas on how i fix this problem?

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    Gary 'Pug' Pugh Nov 06, 2008

    I think the float switch is working. The dishwasher is cutting out mid cycle because of water level in the dishwasher. I have the Beko DWD 4310 S. It was purchased from currys i think. I didnt see an option for my specific type of dishwasher. I imagine it is different to the one i put it under in this forum. Anyway, the water isnt draining from the system and it is being cut off by the float switch. I can manually drain it but it takes several attempts to drain it with the pump. I dont know why if i can drain it manually it doesnt do it during the wash cycle?

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Hi Dishwashers are usually protected from overfilling by a float switch. This switch is located in the bottom of the unit. Here's how to check and replace it:

Step 1: Open the door and remove the bottom dish rack. Check to see if the float valve is stuck. If it is, clean away food debris around the float. With a screwdriver handle, lightly tap the top of the float to free it.

Step 2: If tapping doesn't work, remove the lower access panel and locate the bottom portion of the float and float switch. Test the float switch with a VOM set to the RX1 scale. Unscrew one electrical lead wire to the switch terminal, and clip one probe of the VOM to each terminal. If the meter reads zero, the switch is not faulty. The trouble is probably in the timer. If the meter reads higher than zero, the switch is faulty.

Step 3: Replace the switch with a new one made to fit the dishwasher. The switch is held to a mounting bracket with screws; remove the screws to get the old switch out.

Step 4: Connect the new switch the same way the old one was connected.

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