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Hello..It is my Pleasure To Be Working With You Today.If the unit is starting with the door open..Either your door latch is broken..Or the latch is activated with the door open..On this unit when you pull the door open the rocker switch inside the latch should flip outward..Sometimes this will allow you to open the door but the spring loaded latch will spring back inward ..Which tells the computer that the door is closed..In other wards the latch is in the closed position with the door open..Either replace the latch..Or fish the latch back out to the open position.CLICK HERE FOR PART
With the door in the closed position, I would expect water to be drawn into the dishwasher even if the computer thinks the door is closed. This is not happening which leads me to believe something else is wrong.
Rick..If you can hear a motor/Pump running and no water entering the unit..Then your dishwasher is in flood mode..The pump will run but no water will enter the unit..It is a safety feature..What you need to do is remove the water down underneath in the dishwasher..There is a styrofoam disc which is the actual float..It will trigger the float switch via the red plastic arm at the left side of the unit..Remove the front kick plate..Look for the red arm ..Move the arm up and down..The motor/Pump should stop..
The fix is to remove all water in the bottom cabinet of dishwasher.CLICK HERE FOR FLOAT
I found the red plastic arm. I gently pushed the arm down and the motor did stop; but on closing the dishwasher door no water was drawn in.
Something else happened also; depending on the vertical position of the red arm float I could push the start button (with the dishwasher door open) and the motor did not start.
So here is what I've done: with the start button on (red LED indicators on) and the door open I was able to stop the motor. I then closed the door and the unit appears to be functioning normally. I will let the unit run its cycle.
The problem still remains, I think, with the float switch. I pushed down and rotated the float switch, with the unit door open, and was able to start and stop the motor.
Bob - I will provide a rating before I leave, but still have a question.
I do see a very small amount of water in the sump inside the unit, but believe this small amount of water would always be present, no? With the dishwasher door open, I saw the motor trying to evacuate this small amount of water. Then I pushed down and rotated the float switch and the motor turned off - still leaving the water in the sump.
I would not think the sump needs to be completely dry, because the motor would evacuate all the water necessary for the float switch to work properly.
I'm just trying to figure out what happened to normal operation yesterday to today.
So, I will let the current dish washing cycle complete operation.
I'll open the door and load the next set of dishes. If I push the start button and the motor starts, does this mean the float switch is bad?
Since a small amount of water will always be present in the sump, wouldn't that suggest the pump is not evacuating all the water it should?
Is the round piece of Styrofoam visible from inside the cabinet (head inside looking down) or do I need to pull the unit out from under the counter and look from beneath?