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Hotpoint fdw60 , were is the float switch?

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The float switch is screwed to the bottom panel.  If you tip the machine onto its side, you will see a metal panel held on with six screws - 3 at the front - three at the back.  Remove these screws and remove the panel.  The float switch is secured to the back of this panel. It is a white polystyrene block suspended below an electrical switch.

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The float is a bulb looking thing in the front corner of the inner tub.now if you take off the front bottom panel and then look where the float is on the inside and you will see the float switch underneath that bulb in the underneath workings.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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I have just had my dishwasher fixed by Hotpoint, as the heater was working and the dishwasher only stopped with the fast and delicate lights just before the drying process he replaced the main control board. This has solved the problem, I suspected the fault to be the thermistor as the heater seemed to be getting to hot but I had no idea where it was.

It turns out the thermistor is attached to the main control board and hangs down behind the front door that gives just a rough temperature level for the main control board.

As it's soldered directly onto the control board I would suggest replacing the whole control pcb for anyone with this fault unless you can find any spec details for the thermistor.

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When the Dishwasher won't fill you'll need to check for the water inlet hose, the water inlet valve and the float switch assembly. When the water fills your dishwasher, a float rises along with it. As the float reaches a certain threshold level, it shuts off the flow of water, thereby preventing a leak. Sometimes the float can get stuck in the wrong position in your dishwasher, and it can prevent your dishwasher from filling. Sometimes it can happen due to float valve and on other occasions due to float switch. Inspect the water hose coming to the dishwasher for any blockages. If the hose is not clogged then check the water inlet valve for any clogs, if the water will not even fill for few seconds then certainly the water inlet valve is bad and should be replaced. You can also use a multimeter to check continuity on inlet valve. If you don't get any value on the multimeter then you'll need to replace the water inlet valve assembly. However, if the valve is fine then the float switch assembly should be replaced. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

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There is a float in the bottom of the tub that is supposed to rise with the water level and tell the machine when it is full. It looks like an upside down teacup, or a little sombrero and should be near the door, but off to one side.

This float might be snagged on something- remove the bottom rack and check for debris (food, utensils, hair, string...) in the tub. Also make sure there is nothing in the rack that is hanging down over the float. With the machine empty try to raise and lower the float with your hand.

If the float appears to be going up and down then check the electrical side of the switch with a continuity tester (ohm meter). It should go from no resistance to open circuit and back again when you move the float.

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Fdw60 dishwasher instruction manual


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Link to pdf here if your FDW60 is pre 2004.

Link to pdf here if you FDW60 is later then 2004.

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