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Detergent is not getting distributed through the wash cyle -

\015 I have been using both the box and liquid Cascade and the detergent is just not getting distributed during the wash cycle - it seems to be dumping at the beginning (much is ending up right near where the dispenser is or at the bottom of the dishwasher) but then it is not circulating resulting in the dishes not being cleaned. Diswasher is 8 years old.\015

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Either the dispensor is not opening at the right time( should open 15-20 minutes inot cycle) however may not open till very end of cycle.. or your filter screen is clogged and wate ris not being sprayed onto door to rinse it out of dispensor
Actually what your describing is almost impossible.....but I believe you know what your talking about after all it is your DW...however the reason I say that is that if it were dumping at the beginning of the cycle and the DW is working fine water spraying trough the sprayer arms...filling, draining...etc...the soap (if it were dumping at the beginning of the cycle...the water spray would almost certainly be swept up and into the rest of the water thereby dissolving and ...etc...etc...etc. So, I believe it is dumping at the end of the cycle...here is a way to determine if that is the case....put fresh soap in the dispenser....close it and slowly turn the control knob and as it goes into each cycle..open the door and see if the dispenser has openedcontinue through the entire cycle..and see when the dispenser opens or dispenses...you can also do the same with the door open...now usually most dispensers require the control knob to be in the off position when placing soap in. If it is dispensing at the end or even if it is dispensing at the beginning be certain you are getting water and there are no blockages i.e. at the strainer screen where the water inlet enters the DW....if water is present is it enough...if so ..is DW sprayer arms spraying water and there are no food particles or debris in the holes of the sprayer arm...if it is spraying...then it is probably...dumping at the end of the cycle...and you may have a conrtol board or timer problem...and will probably need a tech unless someone in your household is technically savvy...the timer can be replace...by a layperson...but be certain to replace wires exactly as they come off....
I hope this helps...Good luck and good day...please rate my effort...The Fang.
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