What is water level float and what does it do inside a Bosch dishwasher?

What is water level float and what does it do inside a Bosch dishwasher?

The float in a Bosch dishwasher, or in dishwashers in general, is a crucial component that plays a role in controlling the water level inside the dishwasher. The part number 00622036 corresponds to the float assembly.

Here's how the float works:

  1. Water Level Control: The float is typically located at the bottom of the dishwasher's tub, near the front. It is a small, buoyant device that moves up and down in response to the water level.

  2. Safety Feature: The primary purpose of the float is to act as a safety feature. If there's a problem with the water inflow, and the water level rises beyond the normal level, the float rises with the water level.

  3. Cut-off Switch: When the float reaches a certain height, it triggers a switch or sensor in the dishwasher. This switch is connected to the dishwasher's control board, and when activated, it signals the dishwasher to stop filling with water.

  4. Preventing Overfilling: This mechanism prevents the dishwasher from overfilling, which could lead to leaks, water damage, or other issues. It's a crucial component in ensuring the proper functioning and safety of the dishwasher.

In summary, the float in a Bosch dishwasher, or any dishwasher, is a safety feature designed to monitor and control the water level. If you ever notice your dishwasher not filling or draining properly, or if it's leaking water, the float assembly and its associated components are worth checking to ensure they are functioning correctly.

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