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Overfill protection float on Kenmore dishwasher

The manual said to tilt the overfill protection float by tilting it towards the back and letting it "snap" off. I did so, but now I can't get the float to snap back into whatever part it was snapped into. How do I get the float back in place. Right now it just slides up and down and will come out completely.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite Dishwasher - leaks from Overfill Protection Float

I had the same problem, but mine leaked every time. I have a kenmore ultra wash dishwasher no. 665.15762. I took the bottom rotating sprayer off and found that the plastic piece under the sprayer had a few loose screws and the rubber gasket, under that piece, had blown out at the corner facing the overfill protection float. I took out all the screws and re-mounted the gasket in place and put all the screws back and tightened them. It solved the problem. I hope that this helps others.

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