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GE potscrubber 1200. Fills only partway with water. Holding down float switch makes no difference. Is there another water level control somewhere?

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Hi... No there is no another control ....The main control board time fills it!! So that means you have a bad valve ....If I were you I would get a new water valve

Posted on Apr 08, 2011

  • Nathan Van Boven Apr 08, 2011

    That float that your talking about is a safety !!

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