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I have a westinghouse SB916 dishwasher - 2 years old. It is not disssolving the powerball.When the cycle is finished the un dissolved powerball is still sitting in the open door. So I re run the cycle putting the powerball in the cutlery holder - sometimes that works sometimes it is still not fully dissolved. I have tried putting it straight into the cutlery holder but it still does not dissolve. Any ideas?

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The issue seems to be with the float switch assembly that is bad and should be replaced. Float assembly is found inside the dishwasher's tub, on the bottom. The water that fills your dishwasher lifts the float, and when it reaches a certain level, it acts as a trigger for the float switch. The float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher. A defective switch may interfere with your dishwasher's filling and/or draining ability. Use your voltmeter to test the switch. Set the device to the ohms setting x 1. Take each probe and touch them to one switch terminal each. This should produce a reading of either zero or infinity. Continue to touch the probes to the terminals, and press down on the switch's button. The reading should change to the opposite extreme. If your switch fails either of these tests, you should replace it. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


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