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Dishwasher The dishwasher detergent door opens during cycle but powdered soap remains in tray. At end of cycle glasses and dishes are wet. a little water is left undrained at bottom. This is a Frigidaire model FDB510LCS1. Checked upper and lower spray arms and they seem ok and pump seems to be working


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I have seen this problem before on a couple of dishwashers.
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\015\012How are the dishes doing? Are they coming out clean, or do some of them "fail".
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\015\012If you rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, it may be hard to detect "failure" to clean. Try not rinsing the dishes once and run them through a cycle. My guess is that the "failure" rate will be high.
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\015\012The problem I have seen is that the dishwasher water input filter is either clogged or the water-full sensor is "telling" the unit that there is enough water in before it actually fills properly.
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\015\012So, some water can get in, but not enough to properly wash the dishes and dissolve the soap.
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\015\012On the appliance repair sites they have parts breakdown details and what you are looking for is an input valve assembly -- the point just after the water line connects to the dishwasher.
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\015\012Now the valve may be OK, but the feedback system could be bad.
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\015\012(On a Bosch dishwasher the valve IS the feedback system and the filter.)
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\015\012Any filtering or "water full" signal will feed back to that valve.
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\015\012If you get inside that front lower panel, be sure to turn the electricity off first 'cause if you get crosswise in that area you could end up with a 'shocking' experience!
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\015\012good luck
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