Dishwasher leaks water

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Andrew From Northfield, OH

Jan 24, 2009

26 out of 30 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the two plates located below the dishwasher door to expose the float switch. I removed the two screws holding float switch, I removed screw holding switch actuator, then I removed float assembly.
Installed new float assembly, but could not use the float palnut, it had too small of a hole, I substituted a larger one that fit the float better. Note I fitted the palnut to the float (the nut cuts it's own threads in the float) before installing the float. This made installation easier. Next I transferred the two wires from the old float switch to the new float switch in the same positions as the existing switch wires. Then I installed the float switch. Finally, I cleaned up the float switch actuator and screw so that the actuator moves freely on the screw. I then installed the float switch actuator and ran the dishwasher to check for proper operation. Note: this float and switch control the water level in the dishwasher. If the actuator sticks, the dishwasher will fill with too much water and leak. If the float has collected dirt inside, it will weigh more and the water level will be too high, causing the dishwasher will fill with too much water and leak. If the switch sticks or fails the water level will be too high, causing the dishwasher will fill with too much water and leak. That is why I relaced the parts: float and switch. I don't want to go back and work on this again.
Lastly, after a few days of proper operation, I installed the two plates located below the dishwasher door. Job done!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Float Switch (Now subbed to Float Switch)

Part Number: PS1663207

$18.07
In Stock

USE WPL 911265 (Now subbed to Float Palnut)

Part Number: PS2097574

$3.84
In Stock

Float Assembly (Now subbed to Float Assembly)

Part Number: PS2099743

$3.96
In Stock