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My hoover d820 dishwasher floods from the bottom of the door, not sure where the float switch is or what it looks like to clean it

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Kitchen Aid dishwasher does not fill up with water.

yes, the problem is usually dirt in the valve or the water valve under the sink .

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a maytag mdb7100Aww. Dishwasher leaks at bottom of door

You definitely have to have a clean......float clean from all is very typical for the float to cause leaking problems it is an overflow switch....also drying agents...that are used...especially if any is spilled inside will foam up and cause an overflow as well as liquid detergents that are not specified by the maker of your DW....these foam also....(if to much is used)...but the float will not push down on the switch if it is completely free from gunk.
I hope this helps.....good luck...thanks for rating my effort....the Fang.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: our bosch dishwasher now and again leaks from

I have had the same problem and finally stumbled upon the answer today!

If you are looking inside your dishwasher, look mid way up the right side wall and there is a valve/hole...if that hole is covered up (e.g. cutting board, ect) it will cause water leakage.

Weird huh? But that recommendation is coming straight from the Bosch headquarters in Canada. I would not have believed it otherwise, but I have read this solution twice, and now myself, have not had a leak since I stopped placing things over that hole! My model is SHU3326UC.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: fdb4315lfc2 dishwasher keeps filling up

relay switch is sticking in the open position... the float mechanism tells the unit when to stop pumping water out...

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SOURCE: dishwasher leaking from the door

Might want to change the door seal if its coming from the door.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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There should be a float switch that stops filling when the correct level is reached. Sometimnes the float switch sticks, causing a flood. The float part of the switch assembly should be removed and cleaned. If it is damaged or leaky, it should be replaced

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Hi. In the bottom of the unit there is a float. I did not look up your exact model but this is pretty simple to resolve. There will either be a round or rectangular float in the bottom of the unit. They are always on the front portion of the tub near the door but can be on the left, center or right of the front portion of the tub depending upong the style of the float.
What has happened is that food particulae has gotten under the float and coated the float stem. All you need to do is locate the float and clean the stem and the bottom of the float. A pencil / easel paint brush works great or an old make up long brush. Yu have to be able to reach the float stem.

How the float switch works is that the water lifts the float and terminates the fill cycle of the wash or rinse by actuating a micro switch under the dishwasher.
Clean up the float and stem and it should work normally. To test the float you gently lift it listening for a click after about 1/2 inch movement. It should click as you let it down AND lift it up. Once you hear the clicks routinely your back in the dishwashing business. If after cleaning the float you still do not hear any clicks then most likely the float micro-switch has failed under the tub / behind the front kick panel.

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My d820 hoover dishwasher bottom door seal is leaking i would like to repair it. I have a new seal.

You'll have to remove door to put new seal on...pretty straight forward.

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Might want to change the door seal if its coming from the door.

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GU1500XTLS3 Periodically won't start. Dishwasher has power because pressing cancel causes dishwasher to start draining (even though there is no water). Door switch works because opening door prevents...

in the front left bottom of the tub is a float switch; it sometimes is under a cover with a screw securing it it looks like a big round ball shaped piece of plastic and on the bottom of this float there's a pin going down a hole in the tub (the float pin sits on the switch and, water lifting up and down on the float moves the switch: listen for a distinct "click" as you move the float up and, down
you see; the float rises as the water fills the dishwasher tub closing the float switch and, signaling the washer to start cleaning the dishes
some times dirt prevents movement of the float but,waiting usually displaces the dirt/soap etc. just enough to make it work again until the float pin gets encrusted again the cure is to clean the float pin

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I just cleaned the gunk from the bottom of the door and now I have rinse water pouring out the bottom between the door and the lower panel.

see if the flood switch float is on(the float under the bottom rack)... check the switch under the float

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The flood switch is tripped. This is located under the unit. Unplug or flip the breaker to the dishwasher, take off the black kick plate under the door, 2 screws, and you will see the white plastic "pan". The flood switch is located where you can't really see it but it is on the left hand side wall and is made of styrofoam. The best thing to do is to put some rags in the pan, this is not easy because there is little room to put them, and soak-up the water that has filled the pan. Eventually you will get enough water out that the float will deactivate the switch. What you hear "running" when you turn it on is actually the drain pump, it get activated when the flood switch is tripped.

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Is there no water coming in( hear no water at all) or no water NOT staying in ( drain motor running) ... the float switch is a safety to keep the dishwasher from flooding ...turns on the drain motor as soon as the door is closed..

I could check the control and see if you have power to the water valve.. maybe a control problem if no power..

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Dishwasher doesn't fill

Dishwasher Doesn't Fill If a dishwasher runs but doesn't fill, either something is wrong with its water supply system or it is draining water too soon. 1) First make sure the water is turned on. Check the hot water supply stop valve, normally located under the sink. Open it all the way by turning it counterclockwise. If there is no reason this would have been turned off since the last time the dishwasher worked, go on to the next step. 2) Turn off the power to the dishwasher. 3) When the dishwasher is cool, look for the float inside the dishwasher --usually a small plastic dome or cylinder mounted inside at the tub's base, near the front. When you move most types of floats up and down, you can hear them click because they trip a lever (they are spring loaded). Lift out the float mechanism and clean around the float tube; many floats must be disconnected from below--to do this you'll have to remove the lower access panel. Rinse off the float, then replace it in the tube and be sure it moves up and down freely. 4) If you're experienced with minor repair work shut off the hot water valve to the appliance. Locate the water intake valve, behind the dishwasher's bottom front panel, disassemble the valve to reveal the screen, clean debris from the screen, and reassemble. If the screen doesn't appear to be blocked, call a repairperson (they will probably need to replace the water intake valve). 5) If none of this helps, call a repairperson. Any of several parts, including water inlet valve, pressure switch, and the timer or selector switch, may be faulty.

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