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KitchenAid dishwasher soap door won't open

I have a 2 yr. old KitchenAid KUDPQ2 built-in and often the soap dispenser lid won't open so no detergent gets into the cycle. I'm careful not to block it with dishes when it closes but it's very frustrating and unpredictable.

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  • man2one Oct 31, 2008

    I am having the same problem. We are using liquid tabs (Electrasol) which is recommened by KitchenAid. The door is not blocked.

  • EliCinTX Jan 03, 2009

    We're having this problem as well - dishwasher is about 2 years old. We just bought the house, so I don't know how long it's been going on. When we open the unit after the cycle the soap dispenser is open, but there's always a ton of soap left, as if it opened at the very end of the cycle. Any recommendations? Is there something we should be doing differently?

  • eforman Jan 19, 2009

    My Kitchenaid dishwasher is only a couple months old - I ran the heavy duty cycle for the first time, and the soap dispenser stayed shut. It only popped open when I opened the door. This happened several times in a row. Using electrasol tabs, door not blocked, etc.

  • digiholic Jan 25, 2009

    Mine is doing the same thing, wish I knew how to fix it.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Same problem here. Have tried running a cycle without soap with the dispenser door open but has not solved the problem long term. This is an intermittent problem.

  • roundsdd Apr 08, 2009

    Same problem-door not opening. Only 5 months old - KUDT03. I am goig to take the door apart. I'll let you know what I find. Also using Electrosol tabs

  • roundsdd Apr 08, 2009

    KUDT03 5 months old - same problem with detergent door not opening. I'll take the door apart and let you know what I find. Also use Electrosol tabs.

  • dickrussell May 23, 2009

    Kitchenaid 2 yr old dishwasher soap dispenser door works intermittently.Seems to have failed opening at correct time during cycle. Find soap in cup when cycle finishes.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    kitchenaid kude40fxss detergent dispenser won't' open

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I took the door apart and found the degertent door solinoid looking like it over heated and melted to the cover flap and the insulation. See picture. I can't post pic as the max is 150kb.
I applied power and it only got hot and wouldn't operate.
Next I go to Kitchenaid for a replacement - FREE it should be.

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