The soap dispenser drawer is supposed to open during the cycle. Try
first to understand if the drawer is opening or not during cycle.
If the drawer is not opening, then check if the opening mechanism is
stuck, if it is blocked by dirt and soap, if it is broken, or if
something, for examble a basket too close to dispenser drawer is
preventing the drawer from opening.
Some dishwasher works only with powder, in that case indications are given on the owners manual.
If the drawer opens and the table, or powder is still staying stuck in
the drawer, then that means that the spray does not have enough power
to solve the tablet.
In that case check spray arms and impeller pump.Also check water temperature.
If the problem is also happening with powder, then it is probably a drawer not opening on cycle.
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The problem is with either the spring or the solenoid that operates the detergent compartment door. It should be released at the right time by the controller during wash cycle. You have to check the spring and see if it stuck. But if solenoid is faulty then whole detergent dispenser has to be replaced. You could switch to detergent tablet which you drop in the cutlery basket and it works fine. A brand like Finish works well and keeps dishwasher clean.
Alternatively you can purchase a replace detergent dispenser from
I am not sure if you can use dishwashing tablets with this model of dishwasher. These are designed mainly for powder only - you should be able to shut the detergent compartment door before starting the dishwasher.
Make sure the compartment is not blocked preventing inlet water from circulating through.
dishwashers have a rinse aid
dispenser. If your dishwasher has this dispenser, fill it up
periodically and it will release the appropriate amount of rinse aid
automatically at the right time during the wash cycle. This will help
your dishes rinse more cleanly.
Rinse aid in solid form
Some older dishwashers or basic models do not have an
automatic rinse aid dispenser. In this case, you can buy rinse aid in
solid form that attaches to your dishwasher rack. Solid rinse aid can be
hard to find in stores because it is not commonly used, but it can be
Vinegar or lemon juice
Appliance repairmen will tell you that one of the common
problems they see with dishwashers is the buildup of excess detergent.
If there is too much detergent in your dishwasher, your dishes will not
rinse cleanly, no matter how good the dishwasher is or how much rinse
aid you use. To clean the excess detergent that has built up inside your
dishwasher, put 3 tablespoons of vinegar or lemon juice (concentrate is
fine) in the empty dishwasher and run the dishwasher through a complete
cycle with no dishes. Do this twice, for two complete cycles of the
empty dishwasher with only vinegar or lemon juice added. The acid in the
vinegar or lemon juice will break up the detergent that has built up in
your dishwasher's interior.
After you have cleaned the detergent
buildup from the inside of your dishwasher, follow the steps below to
keep the buildup from happening again and to help your dishes rinse
cleanly and prevent residue from accumulating on the dishes.
Gel dishwasher detergent
Switch to a liquid or gel dishwasher detergent. Any brand will do.
Fill one compartment half full
Dishwashers will effectively clean dishes with much less
detergent than manufacturers often recommend. The bleach in the
detergent, combined with the extremely hot water used in the dishwasher
wash cycle, will clean and sanitize your dishes completely, even in
small amounts, and using less detergent helps prevent buildup and
residue from accumulating on your clean dishes.
Fill only one
detergent compartment(the one that snaps closed) half full with gel
detergent. Snap the opening closed and run your dishwasher as you
normally would. Your dishes will come out sparkling clean with no
buildup or residue, plus you'll save money by using less detergent!
Hi, dishwasher detergent stays in the compartment because Bosch has designed a gap at the top of the compartment that feeds water onto the detergent before the cover opens. This has possibly been done to soften up deteregent tablets and help them dissolve.
The result is a solidified mass of wet detergent that doesn't come out of the compartment when it opens, and slowly dissolves onto the dishes leaving them coated with alkaline detergent at the end of the cycle. The residual lump of detergent is in the compartment or on the bottom of the dishwasher (refer photo).
The solution is to remove the compartment cover and look for the small gap at the top of the compartment as in the photos. Clean the surface and fill the gap with epoxy glue. This will keep the detergent dry until the cover opens, allowing the detergent to fall freely out of the compartment.
Hello, Yes the door should be open at end of wash,either the dispenser is faulty or the p.c.b. If you dont want to go to the exspense of new dispenser etc.Try putting tablet ( I presume you are using tablets ) in the cutlery basket.If you are using powder then it will have to be repaired.
Put the tablet in the bottom of the washer ,do a wash cycle,if the tablet is used up the washer is not releasing the tablet till the end of the wash, if the tablet is still there the water is too hard or the tablet is faulty.
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.
Detergent usually goes either as power or tablet form into the little compartment fixed to the door. The compartment itself has a flap which keeps the detergent in until it is required in the wash cycle.