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Whereabouts of float

I have just been given a dishwasher and have been told float needs replacing but do not know where to find it.

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The float is the "cone-shaped" device located somewhere near the front of the wash cavity right as you open the door. You can lift up on it gently and listen to hear if the switch "clicks" on and off. It's designed to act as a cut-off for the water supply as the wash tub fills to capacity. The normal amount of water should be about a gallon or so and will fill to just below the heating element. Now, the float is located inside the wash tub, but the actual switch is located just under it and will require you to remove the bottom panel to access. Sometimes the wire connections get dirty on the switch and it will stop working. Before you buy a new switch try unplugging the connector to the float switch, clean, and plug back in. Of course, turn off the main before before attempting. If you make the attempt to clean and it still doesn't work, then the switch will probably need to replaced.

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Next check the float valve to ensure that it is rising and falling properly. If the float is blocked in up position, the washer will assume that it didn't properly fill and stop operating. Check the switch as well to ensure that the signal for the float position is properly being provided to the CCU.

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There Could be 2 Reasons. Read the below information from a Guide :-

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The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually located behind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's the device with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.

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The float switch is a small electrical switch that's located right below the dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of the dishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills the dishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float gets caught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter the dishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it.
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To Test Water Water Inlet Valve :-

http://www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dishwasher&part=test-water-valve

To Test Float Switch :-

http://www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dishwasher&part=test-float-switch

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