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Author Topic: Kitchenaid Dishwasher leaking from overfill protection aid, underneath washer  (Read 5775 times)

Offline jlane

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My dishwasher is 7 years old, and started leaking from underneath at the stem of the overfill protection aid.  I've always used the same liquid dishwasher detergent and haven't changed the water pressure, so I don't believe it is that I need to go to tablet detergents or lower the water pressure as advised on the site to others.  What should I do?

Offline bigbuck

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can you provide the model number for us?

Offline Joebeef

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That stem you are referring to is attached to a float inside the bottom of dishwasher tub.  The float rises as water comes in.  The float stem rests on a switch which will shut the water off when the float rises to a certain point preventing water to overflow.....if water is leaking down the stem then your switch isn't working or the float is stuck in the down position.  Try pulling up on the float and see if it's stuck.  Sometimes you have to clean out where the stem goes thru the tub.

Offline jlane

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Do they sell the switch to replace?  The overfill protection aid is not stuck in the down position, I checked that.  the model number is KUDP01ilBT2.

Offline rpkeach

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Check the switch for operation before changing it. The assembly is available.


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