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Electrolux EI24ID30QS Dishwasher over fills, and eventually trips the float in the tray below.

I cleared out the water at the bottom as the motor was running constantly. I pushed the float down and it stopped the motor. That part I figured out. Now, where is the water coming from. I noticed when I ran it again that the water continued to fill. Is there an overfill float somewhere? If so, where? I have very limited access to this machine. I can't see anything on the right hand side where the drain motor is.

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That float switch is sticking, a common issue. Do this, pull the float and shaft out and reinstall several times to free up the micro switch that turns off the water supply valve.

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    Chad Thompson May 01, 2017

    I am not sure where to find that float. I looked it up on line, but can't seem to find out where it is located in this machine. I can see the float in the pan that prevents the machine from leaking...that one is working as it is supposed to. I have see pictures of other machines and the float you are talking about, but I don't see anything like that. Can you tell how to find/access it for this specific machine?

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    yadayada May 01, 2017

    Sorry I have no idea. Please contact this company for exact part locations, www.repairclinic.com

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