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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]


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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) 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... Please post back if you need more information.
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