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Portable dishwasher dished just haven't been coming clean for the past two weeks. sames cycle, number of dishes and silverware, sames cascade liquid detergent but dishes just don't get clean. no water back up in hose on in the sump in the bottom--not really. help.

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The problem seems to be with the float switch assembly that is bad and needs replacement. However, before replacing this part you can run a empty cycle with 3 cups of vinegar inside at its hottest temperature, after this clean the drain filter assembly. If the problem returns then replacing the float switch assembly is recommended repair. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

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Posted on May 22, 2011

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