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Not emptying or filling

Not sure which comes first so to speak, have pulled out dishwasher and removed sides and base,
there was water in plastic base and still some in flat platic bottle to side.
two plastic bottles in one on side below one is full of what looks like quite solid brown stuff?

im an engineering fitter but no experiance of dishwashers

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  • oldfudger Nov 22, 2008

    Advice was spot on there was a leak which filled tray under machine and tripped the float/switch,



    Fixed it with new sealant but edges around base are razor sharp!



    thanks again,



    highly recommended



    cheers todd

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Water-inlet valve The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually located behind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's the device with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

Float switch The float switch is a small electrical switch that's located right below the dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of the dishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills the dishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float gets caught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter the dishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it.

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