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Viking Dishwasher Major Issues

Viking Dishwasher Float Switch Malfunction

A malfunctioning float switch in your Viking dishwasher can disrupt its normal operation, leading to issues like incorrect water levels during cycles. Understanding the causes and implementing solutions can help address the problem effectively.

Causes of Float Switch Malfunction:

  1. Obstruction or Debris:

    Accumulation of debris or foreign objects around the float switch can impede its movement, leading to malfunction. Inspect the area around the float switch for any obstructions and carefully remove debris.

  2. Float Switch Alignment:

    Misalignment of the float switch due to improper installation or displacement. Ensure the float switch is correctly positioned and moves freely. Adjust or reinstall if necessary.

  3. Faulty Float Switch:

    Wear and tear or electrical issues within the float switch mechanism. If the float switch is damaged or malfunctioning, it may need to be replaced by a professional technician.

DIY Solutions:

  1. Clean the Area Around the Float Switch:

    Gently clean the space surrounding the float switch to remove any debris or buildup that might be hindering its movement.

  2. Inspect for Misalignment:

    Ensure the float switch is properly aligned within its housing. Adjust or reposition as needed.

  3. Check for Water Leakage:

    Inspect for any water leakage around the float switch, as this can affect its functionality. Address leaks promptly to prevent further damage.

If the float switch malfunction persists despite DIY efforts, or if you suspect a more complex issue with the switch itself, it’s advisable to seek professional assistance.

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