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Water continues to run, even when unplugged....

My DW was 'running' this morning even after I unplugged it. I pulled it out of it's hiding spot underneath the counter and noticed the drain tube leaking(spraying water out) pretty badly. I closed the water line(it was the hot water line) and proceeded to take off the hose thinking this would solve the problem. After giving it some thought, this would just be an additional problem b/c how is the water flowing to the drain line if it's not turned on? It's almost as if whatever normally prevents water from entering the DW, is not doing it's job. Any thoughts?

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  • stop running Jan 10, 2008

    After finding what was one of the problems(inlet hose was chewed up) and replacing the hose, turns out whatever chewed on the hose also chewed right through an undertray baffle where water either filters through or collects.



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Hi, had the same problem. Water would not stop entering the dishwasher until the water valve for dishwasher was completely shut off. (Even when circuit breaker for dishwasher was turned off, the water still came into the dishwasher). Well after research, it is the water inlet valve. Replaced it yesterday and it is working as good as new. Look up this part online if you aren't sure what it looks like. Good luck,

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I understand that your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# FDB700BFC, is running too long. I also see that it seems to be getting stuck on one particular cycle and runs continuously for hours even though the water is hot. It sounds like there is possibly a miscommunication between the different boards inside your appliance. I please ask that you try resetting your dishwasher, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker, for 20-30 minutes. Once power is restored, try running any cycle. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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Because the problem is likely a "stuck float riser assembly", a mechanical "glitch", from crud build up, I recommend trying one "might get lucky fix" first.

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There are two sheet metal "plates" about 4 inches high, 24 inches wide below the door on Bosch (and others) dish washers. Remove both, usually they can just be carefully removed.

Lay with face on floor and use flashlight to look "up and into" the left bottom side of the DW. About a foot into the bottom left side of the unit look for a red or orange (usually) plastic rod about the size of a pencil rising vertically out of a thin plastic "tank". This is a "sump" of some sort (???) and the bottom of the rod is a "float". The top of the "pencil" activates a micro switch. Junk in "tank" or on micro switch stops rise of the rod which keeps pump running.

Carefully, manually lift the orange rod with a long wooden spoon. Several times. You should hear the micro switch click. Don't be sticking screwdrivers or anything metal in there. Even with the power off.

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