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P/N 154493801 The detergent dispenser is not opening during the wash cycle


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I have a Whirlpool Gold (Quite Partner) Dishwasher that is about 9 years old. I was using a liquid gel Dishwasher liquid and it has been working fine. After I switched to a Cascade Action Pads (solid powder pallets), its detergent dispenser did not open during the wash cycle. I cleaned the dispenser and switched back to liquid gel. Now the detergent dispenser (that looks clean and fine otherwise) has stopped opening during the wash cycle. What's wrong and what can be done? I can be contacted


As well as controlling cycle times, the \015\012timer on many dishwashers also functions as an actuator for the \015\012spring-loaded dispenser door. At a certain specific time during the \015\012cycle, the timer will activate a lever that in turn op ... Whirlpool Gold 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher Dishwasher

When my dishwasher completes its cycle, there is powdered detergent left in the dispenser and the dishes aren't as clean as they use to be. This started happening after I ran a HI TEMP WASH with a SANI RINSE cycle. I'm thinking that either the detergent dispenser door is opening late or the water is not getting hot enough. To check the dispenser door, I left the door open and just poured powder into the dispenser compartment. This did not improve the cleaning.


Hi\015\012 \015\012Dishwashers use Bi-Metal strip to allow the dispenser to open/close. This strip when heat up causes the soap door spring to open up the dispenser. If this strip is not heated doesn't allo ... Kenmore 16372 / 16374 / 16379 Built-in Dishwasher

I have a Delonghi DW67S dishwasher which I have been using for about 2 months now. It has been 3 washes now that the dispenser hasn't opened while washing leaving the detergent still in the dispenser. I have replaced the detergent with a new one from a different batch but the same problem. I have also chosen a different washing cycle to see if it was that particular cycle I was using but still the same problem.


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It seems we are having issues with our soap dispenser opening correctly. The last couple times there has been a solid block of detergent sitting in the dispenser when the cycle is finished. We have been keeping our detergent in the cupboard, not under the sink where it could get too moist. We then ran a cycle with a liguid detergent, and it was barely touched. There was gooey liquid all over the place when the cycle was done. A change on the settings to "Heavy Wash" left detergent residue on


Hi,\012\012\012\012\012I\012have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained\012about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain\012to clean the things... Bought new ... Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless Steel Built-in Dishwasher

Asko Dishwasher Model 1375. Detergent Dispenser does not open during the wash cycle. The door opens when you manually release the dispenser lid lever but will not work when running. No signs of something catching. I have cleaned the unit well. Have tied on all wash cycles. Any ideas? The unit 6-7 yrs old


Hi.If the drawer does not open at all, then the problem is the drawer mechanism itself or the detergent drawer switch connected to the electroni control module. In that case the door must be taken apart to test and eventually replace the ... Asko 1375 Dishwasher

Since purchasing my dishwasher last year I've constantly had intermittent problems regarding the detergent dispenser. It often does not open and therefore does not release the detergent into the wash...the detergent gets damp inside the dispenser and sticks....it often tumbles out when I open the dishwasher door at the end of the cycle.


I would replace the control board. Since the problem is intermittent this would indicate that the controller is not consistently sending voltage to the dispenser to open. ... Whirlpool GU2300XTSS Stainless Steel 24 in Builtin Dishwasher

Hi. My problem is with my dishwasher detergent dispenser. It does open (at least it is open at completion of cleaning cycle), appears to deliver soap to dishes (as they appear clean), however, from the dispenser to the bottom of the door, there remains a very large amount of soap residue after wash is complete. This residue only continues to build up after each wash? The dispenser does not appear to be clogged and also appears to be delivering soap to dishes so I am not sure what to check for


\012Hi,\012\012There\012are three common problems that cause the Soap Dispenser or Cup not to\012open. I have a tip that will explain these problems in\012detail....Dishwasher Repair Problem ... Maytag MDBH985AWB / MDBH985AWS 24 in. Built-in Dishwasher

We have a Kenmore Smart Wash dishwasher. The detergent dispenser door will not open at the proper time, so the dishes are left dirty. At the end of the cycle, the dispenser door is open, but the detergent is still in it, goopy but unused.


... Kenmore 16602 / 16604 / 16609 Built-in Dishwasher

Hotpoint FWD70 - dispenser flap not opening. My Hotpoint FWD70P detergent dispenser flap does not open during the wash cycle and the wash tablet does not disolve.


This has hapened to me twice. I am no expert so treat the following with caution. This is what has worked for me.\015\012\015\0121/ I sugest you check the dispenser solenoid - it should be about 1.65K. If it is open circuit buy a new disp ... Hotpoint Dishwashers

Bosch diswasher detergent dispenser doesn't open during wash cycl


I've been told we can replace the dispenser. See AppliancePartsPro.com. Part AP2834000 ... Bosch 24 in. SHU66C02 / SHU66C06 Built-in Dishwasher

Detergent Dispenser I suspect the detergent dispensers internal timer is brokne, How to you test the timer to ensure that this is the problem with the dispenser door not opening during a wash cycle. Paul


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I have a new Whirlpool dishwasher. It has been working fine until a couple of weeks ago when all of a sudden I've been having a problem with the soap dish not opening and dispensing the packet of detergent. What should I do to solve this problem? I have run the cycle through three times and it still won't disolve the packet. The dispenser opens, but the packet is only partially disolved, leaving the dishes not washed. eileen mueller, glendora, ca


I suggest using detergent and jet dry....w/p doesnt sugg packets due to this issue ... Dishwashers

My smeg SA660 dishwasher. the dish washing detergent dispenser will not open to release washing detergent and it also does not turn itself off at end of cycle.


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Detergent dispenser door Whirlpool DU7400 won't open. I tested 300109 ACTUATOR resistance and it is closed. I ran washer and saw the actuator receives a current several times during the complete wash cycle. How else can I test? I notice the lever on the Acutator is quite floppy. Should it be stiff? Also the dispenser door does pop open if pushed from behind so that seems OK? Does anyone have the actual testing procedure for this problem? Thanks for anyone's help!


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I have a gibson dishwasher, age unknown, that developed a problem with the soap dispenser. During the wash cycle the soap lid doesn't open until late and a gooey soap mess is left on the door. Any suggestions? the dispenser is always open when the dishwasher is finished however the detergent if liguid is a mess on the door and the closest dishes or if a block - still a block in the bottom of the dishwasher -


Run it a few times with a soap tablet in the cutlery basket. The door is just sticking and doing this normally cleans them up. ... GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

Omega DW 906. Tried several wash cycles and the detergent dispenser doesn't open to let out the dishwasher tablet


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Maytag model mdbtt70aww. After the end cycle. open the door and found detergent tab on the bottom and the main wash cover is opened. Maytag diswasher model MDBTT70AWW. Put dishes and so forth in the dishwasher. Put detergent tab and jet-dry rinse agent in the pre-wash section. and close the cover. Start wash cycle after done over door and found the detergent tab on the bottom new the heater. The cover to the main wash is opened. Dishes are are clean. Wish someone would tell me


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Whirlpool DU980QPDQ3: As per FixYa solution, I was successful in removing the inner panel of my dishwasher door in order to clean it. Since reinstalling the inner door panel, including the cover and drawbar for the detergent dispenser latch, the dispenser door will not open during the wash cycle. I have checked everything and cannot figure out what is wrong. I have only been able to locate disassembly instructions, but not the detailed assembly instructions that I need to get the dispenser do


Here are a few videos that may help\015\012Click on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDideDjjuEU\015\012\015\012Click on the link ... Dishwashers

Soap Dispenser Using a gel detergent and after completion of the washing cycle the dispenser door is in the open position and the gel is running down the face of the door. Am not overfilling the dispenser. Dishes are not clean. HELP!!!


... Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

I have a Bosch DLX Series (SMU4092UC/14) dishwasher that I can't use because the detergent dispenser doesn't open automatically during the wash cycle so the dishes only get sprayed with hot water but no detergent. Is there a fix for this? Or is it time to get a new dishwasher? I know this one is old since I've lived in my house over ten years and it was there when I moved in.


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I have a Kenmore Ultra Wash built-in Diswasher. The flap on the detergent door does not open as it should during wash cycle. Also, I thought the rinse aid was empty so I went to fill it and its obvious that it has not been dispensing either. Otherwise the dishwaser seems to work ok, but we have hard water & I've tried everything and still have residue on dishes.


Hi\015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012 \015\012\015\012Thanks for using FixYa. First of all please check the\015\012Water temperature by using a thermometer inside the dishwasher to measure ... Kenmore PRO 24 in BuiltIn Dishwasher with Ultra Wash HE Filtration 13173

I just bought a Whirlpool Dishwasher Quiet Partner II. The plastic lid over the detergent holder will not open during the wash cycle, so most of the detergent is still in the dispenser when the dishwasher stops. Any idea how to fix it? Thanks. Tom Woodall Rockville, MD [email protected]


Hi\015\012 \015\012Dishwashers use Bi-Metal strip to allow the dispenser to open/close. This strip when heat up causes the soap door spring to open up the dispenser. If this strip is not heated doesn't allo ... Whirlpool Dishwashers

During the wash cycle the detergent door will not open to dispense the detergent


Make sure your door does not have a build up from previous detergents. ... Dishwashers

Soap dispenser does not open during the wash cycle. This occurs very frequently but not every load. I have tried cleaning it out. Same problem with detergent packets as with powder detergent.


The dispenser door spring is wearing out internally is probably what is happening. You will either need to replace the mechanism that opens it or the whole dispenser itself depending on how the part comes. I am based in the US and this is a Canada ... Miele 24 in. Incognito G843SCVi Built-In Dishwasher

Detergent dispenser will not open during wash cycle.


Is that the pcm? ... KitchenAid Dishwashers
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