How do I replace the float assembly, float micro switch or the float on my EDGESTAR DWP62 series countertop dishwasher?

The float on the countertop dishwashers is used to alert the circuit boards to the unit overflowing with water. Should the unit overflow, the water will run into the base pan of the unit and lift the float up. This float hits a microswitch that will shut the unit down and trigger an error message on the circuit board.

NOTE: Empty contents of unit and disconnect from power source before attempting any repairs.

Tools Needed:

- Phillips Screwdriver    - Flat Tip Screwdriver    - Needle nose pliers


Float Assembly, Float Micro Switch and Float Removal and Replacement Instructions 

Step 1: Remove Base Tray Cover


Step 2: Remove the float assembly cover

  • Pinch the two cylindrical latches and slide the cover up over the clips exposing the Styrofoam float



Step 3: Remove and replace the micro switch

  • Using needle nose pliers and push against the two grey latches to release the micro switch


  • Slide the new micro switch into the latches in the same orientation

NOTE: If replacing the Styrofoam float itself, simply lift the float over the cylindrical latches and slide the new float into place

Step 4: Reinstall the float assembly cover

  • Slide the float assembly cover over the cylindrical latches making sure the micro switch is in the same orientation as it was prior to removal

Step 5: Reinstall the Bottom Panel


For additional service procedures, please locate the DWP62 Series Service Manual located within the following article:  EdgeStar Dishwasher Service Documents