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Does not want to slide in

It had been working fine. Then it didn't want to open. I gently insisted, and now it doesn't want to close. I don't want to force it. How do you remove the drawer to inspect the tracks?

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  • Lee Ensminger Jan 23, 2013

    Figured out the solution to the problem. Turns out the top of the dish drawer clamps down when it is in use. It had not released for some reason. Running the unit through its 12 min. rinse cycle caused it to raise the lid again, freeing the drawer. Has worked perfectly ever since. Thanks to everyone who looked at my problem, though!



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I am a bit surprised it worked through 12 min cycle without drawer fully closed. If you had to force drawer to close position then I would suggest you inspect the lid seal for damage. It can cause leakage in future and shutdown dishwasher.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013

  • Lee Ensminger Jan 27, 2013

    Sam, thank you for responding. Indeed, I did slowly force it to close before running the 12 min. cycle. We've run several wash cycles since and not noticed any leakage, but I will take your advice and try to use a mirror to inspect the top seal. Can the drawer be taken off of the track to facilitate this? I tried lifting it like a file cabinet drawer to remove it and wasn't successful. I didn't insist. I did move the drawer very slowly when the top was down, and only did it one, so I'm hoping I got away with it without damaging the seal. Time, and a mirror inspection will tell. Thanks for your help! -Lee

  • Sam Jan 27, 2013

    It is quite easy to take the drawer out, but a bit complicated to put in back in. Take photos of the process as you go along. See instructions on this page Make sure you do not drop the drawer when you slide it off the rails. The hoses and wiring at the base are very tight and delicately placed. Rest it on a stool or short drawer from filing cabinet underneath. Good luck.



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The lid seal of the top drawer is broken or has come off. To get to it you will have to take the two drawers out carefully along with the cables and hoses intact.

Then feel the top underside of the cabinet for the lid seal. Depending on the problem it will have to be replaced. There is an intricate mechanism of actuator arms and motors that drive it. I hope these are ok.

If you are lucky maybe the drawer has just come off the rails and you could put it back and it will be ok.

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SOURCE: top drawer seems to off track, tough to close, etc

check to see if wheel rollers are broken . Or off track . Then if off track allign it .

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Hi,aside from any obstruction is thet DishDrawer® square and level?. Is the DishDrawer® fastened securely to the cabinetry to prevent flex or movement? If not, the square geometry this appliance requires with affect drawer performance when opening and closing.
This is the most common cause for your problem. I'm not 100% sure, but it is something to take into consideration. Just a thought.

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If none of the lights on the top drawer are on and it is not responding to the switches then the controller has lost power. This in turn has caused the lid seal motors to freeze and hence the reason why the drawer movement is stiff.

Controller power is lost if the thermal fuse located in the heater assembly is blown. This is a safety mechanism to protect the dishwasher if the temperature goes too high. Sometimes it can also mean the thermostat became faulty causing the heater to overheat.

In order to restore the controller power the heater assembly needs to be replaced as the thermal fuse is integral to it. This part looks like this.
Once the power is restored to the controller then it will pull the lid motors back unless these are out of position which means the seal has to be opened and the motors repositioned.

Let me know if you want to fix this yourself or call the technician. I can give you some idea of how to access the heater assembly etc but it is not a trivial task to replace. The drawer is very compact and requires a fair bit of effort and patience to repair

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