Tablet dispenser does not open so the tablet does not dissolve
I've had a quick look and realised that this is solenoid operated. I've disconnected and reconnected the cable to this hoping it was just a bit of a dry circuit. I'm now running a cycle, however if this hasnt done the trick is it likely to be the solenoid or the control board? What sort of cost are these? Where can i get them? thanx
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Check and clean both spray arms.
make sure nothing is restricting the movements of the arms. Have you selected the correct programme? Quick wash may not always dissolve tablets, you may need to put the tablet straight into cutlery basket at start of quick wash programme
Dishwashers 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...
The most likely causes are the you are using a tablet in a gel coating but putting the tablets into the dispenser drawer when the dispencer drawer is damp, thus causing the tablet to stick inside the housing; or, if the dispenser drawer is releasing the tablet into the bottom of the cabinet then I would say you have a problem with your water heater. In which case you would need an enginner to come and replace the heater.
I had the same problem until I realized that I was loading the dishwasher so that there were items in front of the dispenser. This kept it from opening completely and prevented water from thoroughly contacting and dissolving the tablet. Also, make sure that your water heater is set high enough to dissolve the cube. It also helps to run hot water so that it is in the pipe, ready to go into the dishwasher when it's turned on. This is NOT necessary if you have a high temp wash button. I hope this helps...it worked for me! If either of these suggestions solve your problem, please let Fixya know by rating my solution. Good luck!
Hello. IF you are placing the tablet in the soap dispenser, it may be that the dispenser drawer is not opening as it should. Try putting the tablet in one of the silver ware baskets and see if it dissolves. Joe
sometimes the dispenser doors are not designed for tablets, and they don't let enough water in to dissolve them....next time you wash; put the tablet in one of the silverware compartments....should do the trick. and leave the dispenser door for liquid detergents only.
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The electric solenoid that opens the dispenser has failed. It is possible to replace it but you will probably have to disassemble the door to do it. An alternative might be to use a detergent tablet only in the open cup. It will partially dissolve during the pre-wash and what remains to dissolve in the main wash may be enough to get the dishes clean. Try this if the cost of replacing the solenoid is too high.
I believe that the instructions for using these 3-in-1 tablets is to place it in the open dish detergent cup, rather than in the closable compartment, since the tablet needs to get doused by a lot of water in oder to fully dissolve and be effective in getting the dishes clean.
Since the tablets are designed to dissolve more slowly, they are able to be used for the entire range of washing cycles. If it's a constant problem and you don's have an open detergent cup below or next to your closed detergent dispenser, just toss it into the bottom of the dishwasher instead.
The reason that the tablet isn't getting dissolved fully is because the door is preventing the tablet from dropping all the way out and the door is shielding the tablet from quite a bit of water spray.
Another option is to take a look at your owners manual for the dishwasher and see if they recommend these all-in-one tablets versus regular powered detergent and liquid rinse aid.
Hi and wlecome... You should not use anything other than powered dishwasher detergent in these products. They are not designed for tablet-style detergents. The reason is because the dispenser does not "open" during the wash cycle like you would see on a conventional dishwaser. The incoming water pours over the detergent and releases the mixture out the bottom of the dispenser. If you need a user guide, you can get one here: http://fisherpaykelparts.net/index.php?blockitemid=29