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The water keeps running inside the dishwasher slowly like a valve will not close all the way, water will overflow if I dont turn it off

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You are on the right track...On Comerical Dishmachines this happens when mineral deposits build up in the rinse or fill solenoid blocking it from closing all the way. We install a rebuild kit and delime the solenoid itself.

On a home machine this is not really a practical solution due to their construction.

Best thing to do is locate the valve and replace it in as they are often plastic sealed units on household dishmachines.

In addition your machine should have an overflow drain hole somewhere which may be clogged with food or debries. Snake it whith a single strand of thick copper wire.

Good Luck..

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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