Hi there. Problem with contents in top rack not coming out clean. Also, detergent door not opening or opening but tablet still in compartment.
So far flushed out top and bottom spary arms no blockages. Did the same with water feed pipe to top rack. Both arms spin when pushed but on washing cycle top arm does not.
Detergent door will open when opening main door part way through cycle. Machine approx 6 yrs old.
Colin & Linda
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assuming you are using the correct dishwasher detergent type and quantity recommended for the dishwasher, the likely cause for detergent not dissolving is that the water is not circulating well enough through the wash arm. Check the wash arms are clean. Do dishes come out clean? Run the dishwasher with a cup correct side up on the top rack. If it is empty at end of wash then there is no water in the top arm.
Is the detergent dispenser door open during wash cycle?
Also lack of adequate wash water template can cause detergent to remain undesolved. Hope this helps.
if the detergent cup is open, but still full of detergent or slightly used..I'd say your having water problems...check the water supply and make sure no one turned it towards off...check the spray arms for blockage, the little holes get blocked, clean them out...... its possible your water valve is bad, or your wash motor...let me know if you need more answers
Since you mention that your dishwasher has a dispenser has a flap that opens but detergent does not come out, the problem could be the wash water is not getting to it.
Can you confirm if during wash cycle the water is circulating especially through the top wash arm.
Keep a small container on the top rack and see if there is water collected in it at the end of cycle. Alternatively run the dishwasher with door open (you will have to find a way to enable the door switch inside the latch).
Please post a comment to confirm what you observe.
It sound like a detergent cup issue (the door doesn't open at time)
A very simple test for it is to place a tablet on the bottom of the dishwasher for a full cycle and to see what happen to the tablet. In case the tablet will be dissolved :
- The detergent cup can become clogged with old dried detergent that prevents it from opening at time. Sometimes just cleaning the cup takes care of the problem.
- The detergent cup opened by a bi-metal switch or a wax motor located inside your dishwasher door(behind the detergent cup).
If cup's cleaning will not solve the problem, you should replace the bi-metal switch or the wax motor (depend which of them is used in your machine).
Good luck !