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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.

Posted on May 01, 2017

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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,



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