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Leaky float valve

Maytag Dishwasher circa 1997 Model #DWU6402AAE Serial #31825479SD There was no mention of my specific model so that's why I'm giving you the model #. Problem is the float valve stem drips water on the floor. I'm not exactly sure replacing it will solve the problem. What are the mechanics or design of the float valve? Thanks, Teresa Dugan

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  • Gr82bretired Nov 15, 2008

    my model is MDB6000AWW and I have the same issue. Drips an ounce or two every time we run it. Can't see any cracks in riser stem.... anyone know how to remove the float for a better look see? Thanks.

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Teresa, the water fill is usually a timed fill and the float assy. is a safety device to cut power to the fill valve in the event the dishwasher keeps filling. ( In most models). Sounds like your initial fill is just above the float lever actuator and dripping. Check the level of the dishwasher to make sure that the water is not higher toward the front. Catriver..post back.

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