Question about Whirlpool 300109 ACTUATOR

Open Question

Detergent dispenser door Whirlpool DU7400 won't open. I tested 300109 ACTUATOR resistance and it is closed. I ran washer and saw the actuator receives a current several times during the complete wash cycle. How else can I test? I notice the lever on the Acutator is quite floppy. Should it be stiff? Also the dispenser door does pop open if pushed from behind so that seems OK? Does anyone have the actual testing procedure for this problem? Thanks for anyone's help!

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 185 Answers

SOURCE: Main Detergent Dispenser does not open during cycle

check to see if anything like dried up soap in there if so wash out with warm water or try a liquid

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

rickzilla
  • 706 Answers

SOURCE: soap dipenser

Try this... Wipe out the soap dish with white vinegar and a soft cloth.. make sure you get everything off the edges of the door and look for any nicks, blemishes or deformation of the dispenser door to make sure it is not mechanically binding up when it is cycled open. If Ok.. then.. clean your drain filter.. then.. start a wash cycle using the hottest setting ( without any dishes) .. and after about 10 minutes or so.. stop the process and open the door and add in 2 cups of white vinegar.. Let it complete the wash cycle.. When complete..try running a dishless cycle on any setting with detergent ( use about 1/3 less than you usually use) and see if that dispense adequately. If that works, then the next time you load the washer. make sure you don't have anything up against or limiting the door from opening. Hope this helps..

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

  • 205 Answers

SOURCE: detergent door does not open during session

Sounds like a bad dispenser solenoid, or it is not getting the prompt to open from the controller or timer and it also sounds like it is still under warranty, get them out to look at it while you can.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

  • 111 Answers

SOURCE: whirlpool cabrio washer starts to

Try cleaning your inlet valve filters. Turn off your water supply and remove the hoses from the washer. The filter screens are located just inside of the valves. Just twist them out, clean, and reinstall.

Good luck.

Posted on May 06, 2011

ginko
  • 19396 Answers

SOURCE: Whirlpool DU1145 won't start. Tried the test mode

Hi.

The light flashing it is not an error code. The dishwasher tries to drain because you press the pause button. When you press pause, if there is water Cancel/Drain glows, the dishwasher pauses for about 5 seconds and starts a 2-minute drain . When the dishwasher drains all the water the light goes off. If the light stays on, then the dishwasher cannot drain either because of a problem with drain system or because of a defective control board.

If the appliance does not even start cycling, there is noise, and there is water inside the appliance, then the problem is drain/overflow. If there is no water, start checking from the overfill switch.
If the dishwasher bottom looks dry either there is water trapped in the corners or in the bottom panel, or the drain hose is set incorrectly, and water is flowing back from the drain line, triggering the overflow device. If there is no water and drain hose is fine you will check the overfill device for faults.

Pull out the dishwasher and check the drain hose height and elbow. Ensure that settings are as specified in the user manual. If elbow height is incorrect you get water flowing back from drain inside the dishwasher. That is detected as overfill.
Remove the drain hose and put it in a bucket, then try tilting the dishwasher 45 degrees backward, secure it safely (ask help if needed) and start cycle, so that water trapped at the bottom can be released. Put the drain hose to correct settings and put back the appliance in place if this solves the problem.

If that does not help, then parts must be tested.

Check the drain well again.Open the housing, and remove water present in there . The overfill switch is connected to the float and can also be responsible of the problem. The switch itself can be tested jumping its contacts or using a multimeter to read Ohms at switch contacts. With contacts jumped no overfill will be detected and machine will start working (stop cycle manually after machine begins filling).

If that does not help, go for the rest. Do not replace parts without testing. Check again inlet hose, check spray arms and impeller. Next step would be reading volts from CCU (central control module), and eventually replacing the control module

Test first the drain system, which is the possible culprit.

Disconnect power before performing any maintenance operation.


Regards.

Ginko

Posted on May 30, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I have a whirlpool gu2400 dishwasher. The spring loaded soap dispenser door does not open during the wash cycle to release the soap.


Whirlpool dishwashers use a wax motor or a solinoid to release the door at a specific time during the cycle. So for proper cleaning the soap cup is nessesary . The part isn't that expensive and fairly simple repair.

Dec 30, 2014 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Whirlpool Cabrio top load washer bleach and detergent will overflow.


Change the bleach dispenser.

Also make sure the tubes are not slightly clogged from residue build up of mildew.

Dec 01, 2014 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

Whirlpool f08


whirlpool f08

f08 e03 error codeF8E2 is DISPENSER SYSTEM ERROR - Dispenser motor is unable to reach the desired position. Possible causes: Check the mechanical linkage from the dispensor motor to top of dispenser. See TEST #12 (Dispensor Distribution System) on page 21. Someone else can post to contents of Page 21. Good luck.

Read more: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/529426-f08-e02-error-codes.html#ixzz34yTou7Nz
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com

Yes, it is a dispenser system error. The technician manual says to check the mechanical linkage from dispenser motor to top of dispenser.

However, in my case this page from whirlpool was helpful:
https://www.whirlpool.com/product-he...r-code/PH5260/

It says a common solution for this error (f8 e2) is:
The detergent drawer or detergent cartridge might be clogged with detergent. Clean out the detergent cartridge per Use and Care Instructions.
If cleaning the detergent cartridge did not correct the problem, please contact us.
For any additional questions, please call our Customer eXperience Center toll-free at 1-866-698-2538, Monday through Friday 8AM-8PM Eastern Standard Time.
You will be asked to provide the model and serial number which is found on the front door rim after opening the door.



So I washed out my dispenser and now it's working again.

Read more: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/529426-f08-e02-error-codes.html#ixzz34yTzjNdt
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com

May 15, 2014 | Whirlpool WFW94HEAW Duet Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Top draw is stuck on rinse / can't move push button to go on anything else


make this tests and fix it. God bless you

Dispenser Lever

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lever might need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Detergent Dispenser Cover

If the detergent dispenser cover is broken and the detergent dispenser doesn't work, the dispenser assembly should be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Wax Motor Actuator

If the dispenser will not release the detergent the actuator connected between the wax motor and the dispenser might be broken. Check the wax motor actuator and replace it if necessary.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Detergent Container

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the detergent container may need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Lid

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lid may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Detergent Dispenser

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the problem is often related to the release mechanism. If the problem is with the dispenser itself, it may be easier to replace the entire dispenser.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Door Spring

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open during the wash cycle the dispenser door spring may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Latch

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door latch may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Door Pin

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door pin may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Actuator

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser actuator may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the entire dispenser assembly may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Wax Motor

There is an electrically powered device called a wax motor which opens the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser is broken and will not open to release the detergent, the wax motor might need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Bi-Metal

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the bi-metal actuator might be burned out or defective. The bi-metal is a simple metal loop which acts as a latch for the dispenser door. As electricity is applied to the metal loop, the loop deforms and bends away from the latch, releasing it. If the bi-metal is burned out it won't deform or release the detergent door.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Slide

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser slide may need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Repair Kit

If the dispenser is broken this dispenser kit may need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Main Control Board

The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher including the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser will not actuate the main control board might be defective. You should first check for more common parts. Many times control boards are replaced unnecessarily because the problem was not diagnosed properly.

Jul 24, 2013 | Fisher and Paykel DD605FD Stainless Steel...

1 Answer

How much salt do I put in ,,, and why won't it


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you

Dispenser Lever

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lever might need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Detergent Dispenser Cover

If the detergent dispenser cover is broken and the detergent dispenser doesn't work, the dispenser assembly should be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Wax Motor Actuator

If the dispenser will not release the detergent the actuator connected between the wax motor and the dispenser might be broken. Check the wax motor actuator and replace it if necessary.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Detergent Container

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the detergent container may need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Lid

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lid may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Detergent Dispenser

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the problem is often related to the release mechanism. If the problem is with the dispenser itself, it may be easier to replace the entire dispenser.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Door Spring

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open during the wash cycle the dispenser door spring may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Latch

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door latch may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Door Pin

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door pin may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Actuator

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser actuator may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the entire dispenser assembly may have to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Wax Motor

There is an electrically powered device called a wax motor which opens the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser is broken and will not open to release the detergent, the wax motor might need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Bi-Metal

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the bi-metal actuator might be burned out or defective. The bi-metal is a simple metal loop which acts as a latch for the dispenser door. As electricity is applied to the metal loop, the loop deforms and bends away from the latch, releasing it. If the bi-metal is burned out it won't deform or release the detergent door.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Slide

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser slide may need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Dispenser Repair Kit

If the dispenser is broken this dispenser kit may need to be replaced.


Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.
Help me find my model number


Main Control Board

The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher including the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser will not actuate the main control board might be defective. You should first check for more common parts. Many times control boards are replaced unnecessarily because the problem was not diagnosed properly.

Jul 08, 2013 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Dtergent dispencer does not open



Dispenser Lever

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lever might need to be replaced.




Detergent Dispenser Cover

If the detergent dispenser cover is broken and the detergent dispenser doesn't work, the dispenser assembly should be replaced.




Wax Motor Actuator

If the dispenser will not release the detergent the actuator connected between the wax motor and the dispenser might be broken. Check the wax motor actuator and replace it if necessary.




Detergent Container

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the detergent container may need to be replaced.


Dispenser Lid

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lid may have to be replaced.




Detergent Dispenser

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the problem is often related to the release mechanism. If the problem is with the dispenser itself, it may be easier to replace the entire dispenser.




Dispenser Door Spring

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open during the wash cycle the dispenser door spring may have to be replaced.




Dispenser Latch

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door latch may have to be replaced.




Dispenser Door Pin

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door pin may have to be replaced.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.


Dispenser Actuator

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser actuator may have to be replaced.




Dispenser

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the entire dispenser assembly may have to be replaced.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.


Wax Motor

There is an electrically powered device called a wax motor which opens the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser is broken and will not open to release the detergent, the wax motor might need to be replaced.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.


Bi-Metal

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the bi-metal actuator might be burned out or defective. The bi-metal is a simple metal loop which acts as a latch for the dispenser door. As electricity is applied to the metal loop, the loop deforms and bends away from the latch, releasing it. If the bi-metal is burned out it won't deform or release the detergent door.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.


Dispenser Slide

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser slide may need to be replaced.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.


Dispenser Repair Kit

If the dispenser is broken this dispenser kit may need to be replaced.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.

Main Control Board


The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher including the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser will not actuate the main control board might be defective. You should first check for more common parts. Many times control boards are replaced unnecessarily because the problem was not diagnosed properly.

God bless you . see the photo attached.401f2962-5d22-48f3-89be-c1db11d8eabe.jpg

May 23, 2013 | Hotpoint-Ariston FDD914 24 in. Built-in...

1 Answer

Troubleshooting


Dispenser Lever

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lever might need to be replaced.





Detergent Dispenser Cover

If the detergent dispenser cover is broken and the detergent dispenser doesn't work, the dispenser assembly should be replaced.





Wax Motor Actuator

If the dispenser will not release the detergent the actuator connected between the wax motor and the dispenser might be broken. Check the wax motor actuator and replace it if necessary.





6717a822-d7e1-4c2e-a0bd-87fdb1bce189.jpg




Dispenser Lid

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lid may have to be replaced.





Detergent Dispenser

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the problem is often related to the release mechanism. If the problem is with the dispenser itself, it may be easier to replace the entire dispenser.





Dispenser Door Spring

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open during the wash cycle the dispenser door spring may have to be replaced.





Dispenser Latch

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door latch may have to be replaced.





Dispenser Door Pin

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door pin may have to be replaced.






Dispenser Actuator

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser actuator may have to be replaced.





Dispenser

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the entire dispenser assembly may have to be replaced.





Wax Motor

There is an electrically powered device called a wax motor which opens the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser is broken and will not open to release the detergent, the wax motor might need to be replaced.





Bi-Metal

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the bi-metal actuator might be burned out or defective. The bi-metal is a simple metal loop which acts as a latch for the dispenser door. As electricity is applied to the metal loop, the loop deforms and bends away from the latch, releasing it. If the bi-metal is burned out it won't deform or release the detergent door.





Dispenser Slide

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser slide may need to be replaced.





Dispenser Repair Kit

If the dispenser is broken this dispenser kit may need to be replaced.





Main Control Board

The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher including the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser will not actuate the main control board might be defective. You should first check for more common parts. Many times control boards are replaced unnecessarily because the problem was not diagnosed properly.

Gd bless you

May 23, 2013 | Hotpoint-Ariston FDD914 24 in. Built-in...

1 Answer

Hi, I have an Electrolux E600 dishwasher and the detergent dispenser door has stopped opening. There's definitely nothing blocking it (the solution given in the manual). Any ideas appreciated. Tha


If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lever might need to be replacedIf the detergent dispenser cover is broken and the detergent dispenser doesn't work, the dispenser assembly should be replaced.
If the dispenser will not release the detergent the actuator connected between the wax motor and the dispenser might be broken. Check the wax motor actuator and replace it if necessary.
God bless you54003dcb-7edf-48bb-8742-3a1af61c53ba.jpg

Apr 05, 2013 | Electrolux Dishwashers

1 Answer

I have a bosch dishwasher model number SGS0902GB/05. I use tablets instead of detergent. I put the tablet in the Dispenser and close the lid, noproblem. I then set the programme and shut the door, I...


Hello Andrew,

I'm more than happy to give step-by-step instructions for replacing the detergent dispenser, however it's not cheap (about £50) and it probably doesn't need to be replaced. Some of the smaller components for the dispenser are available separately, so it would be better to work out what's wrong with it, before replacing any parts - or the entire unit.

The dispenser may be receiving an erroneous signal from the controller to open when the dishwasher is in delay start mode. To check this, switch the power off, insert a tablet in the dispenser, and slide the door closed. Make sure it clicks shut fully (push on the arrow on the door)and then wait for a few minutes to see whether it opens.

If the tablet will stay in the dispenser with the power off, there is nothing wrong with the dispenser. If it opens with the power off, you may just need a new dispenser door or a spring. Please try this simple test, then get back to me for further assistance.

Regards,
BElectric

Apr 12, 2011 | Bosch Dishwashers

1 Answer

Covered detergent dispenser not opening


The actuator needs replaced. You have to disassemble the door to find the problem.
Eric

Dec 23, 2009 | Dishwashers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool 300109 ACTUATOR Logo

Related Topics:

30 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Dishwashers Experts

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Owen Barnes

Level 3 Expert

867 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...