Having problems with your Kenmore 24 in. 15782 / 15784 / 15789 Built-in Dishwasher ?

The soap dispenser won't open during the cycle on my 15782 model Kenmore Dishwasher. I am using gel pack soap...so I do not have old soap caked in the receptical. Any thoughts?


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\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 allow the door to open. The strip may not be getting 120V or maybe disconnected. Newer (plastic liner) Maytag dishwashers use a wax motor to open the soap dispenser. The plunger inside the wax motor slowly moves and pushes the plunger and door open. And, if this wax motor doesn't receive 120 volts, then it'll not work. Please check the voltage to the wax motor/Bi-metal strip; also inspect the connections to these. Hope this helps...

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Daniel

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