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WHIRLPOOL dishwasher 4404/5.

Thanks your answer but float in salt tub in ''now'' floating freely(wasn't before) however light still flashing 4 times.

any suggestions?????


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The water pressure is not upto the mark in your dishwasher , try switching it on when there is no other water being used.

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It sounds like something may be stuck under your fill switch float. This is usually located near the door, and sits in the bottom of the tub. You'll need to remove the bottom dish tray/basket to get at the float.
Usually, the float is cylindrical, with a magnet inside. It slides up and down a tube which has a magnetic switch inside, which is operated by the magnet in the float traveling by it as the water level in the tub rises and falls. The switch operates a solenoid operated valve which allows water into the tub. This float switch also tells the system when all the water has been pumped out after a cleaning cycle in some dishwashers.
Occasionally, something will get stuck under the float, such as a piece of broken dishware, or a wheel off one of the basket rollers, to name just two items. If this happens when the water level is up, it seems to the dishwasher that there is water in the tub, even when there isn't any, and it proceeds with a wash cycle, but without water, resulting in dirty dishes and a dry inside-of-the-dishwasher.
If you don't find anything under the float, make sure the float travels up and down the tube freely, as it's getting stuck on a dirty tube will cause it to hang up. Clean the outside of the tube and the inside of the float with a piece of Scotch-Brite; NEVER use steel wool, brillo, or anything else which could leave magnetic materials on the float or tube, as they could affect the operation of the magnetic switching operation.
Always check your owner's manual for solutions to this type of problem, and other good maintenance tips.
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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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Hello.have whirlpool dishwasher 4404/5. green light flashes x 4


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