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My LG dishwasher is about 1 1/2 years old. My problem is that the detergent is no longer being dispenced properly. Much of it remains in the dispencer after use. What can I do about this?

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Open the dispenser while the machine is in operation and pour some extra water.

this will make the detergent to flow more inside the machine fully

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Sep 16, 2008

    If there is still detergent in the dispenser when the load is
    done, make sure the cycle has actually finished, and make sure that
    nothing has blocked the dispenser cup from opening fully. Otherwise,
    you may have old detergent. Discard the old detergent and use fresh
    detergent.

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