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How to adjust the float level on a westinghouse 905 dishwasher every so often it overfills

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  • viking63 Apr 09, 2008

    thank you i will try that but i think it might be something else as sometimes it runs great then 1/2 way through it overfills during a filling cycle then the kids have to get out with the mop and towels and do a bit of cleaning

    cheers viking63

  • viking63 Apr 12, 2008

    5 washes and no flooding thank you now the wife wants me to fix every thing
    cheers viking63

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    westinghouse 905 dishwasher slow filling



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You need to clean the sump remove all the filters etc and clean them this is a common fault and may not be a quick fix.

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To be honest with you, I've never personally seen the inside of a Viking dishwasher. But I've also never ever seen a dishwasher without a float switch.

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