Water would not go into the dishwasher

ApplianceKenmore Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years


Margaret From Wyckoff, NJ

Nov 13, 2012

According to PartSelect and other info I found, usually this problem can be solved by replacing the water inlet valve. I did this, but the problem remained. Next I tried replacing the float assembly and float switch. I couldn't find videos online showing this for my old-style float assembly so I tried getting expert help online. A repair person answered my questions--I had to remove the nut from the end of the float, insert the float, and re-attach the nut by going underneath the tub--and I replaced the float assembly. The float switch was actually inside a plastic box that was attached to the frame. It was hard to reach the screw that held this plastic box in place. But I got it unscrewed, opened the box, detached the wires, replaced the switch, attached the wires, and screwed the box back in place. Now my dishwasher works!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability


Part Number: PS343880

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Float Switch (Now subbed to SWITCH-FLOAT)

Part Number: PS8759256

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