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Dishwasher dispenser opening too soon

I have a problem with my diplomat dishwasher, the dispenser is opening too soon in the cycle and releasing the tablet into the cutlery basket.
The problem is that the crockery/glasses/cutlery is not being washed properly and obviously not rinsed either. Please advise what I need to do or what is causing the problem. Many thanks.

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no not if it getting hot it still sounds like the motor isnt coming on put the spray arms in the same position turn it on then open the door are the arms still in the same position or haved the moved.those cleaners need hot moving water to melt the seal.

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If you are going to do the job, order part from searspartsdirect.com . they will give you the image, part # and the price. the door panel comes off and and the dispenser snaps in with tabs that you have to pry up and push either out or in. unplug dispenser and make sure you lubricate dispenser gasket. then reinstall by pushing in and listen for the snaps as you push in. re connect the plug put on panel and re screw panel if you want a service guy to replace tell him you only want a dispenser changed and how much willyou charge,if you ask 10 tech you will get prices .choose the most experienced and cheapest.

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