When my dish washer runs the little door inside is not opening and letting the gel packs we use out into the main part of the washer. Is it the gel packs causing this or is it something mechanical inside the door?
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Re: Dish washer will open and let the gel pack out.
The gel packs are not supposed to go inside the dispensor. It is for powders & liquids. The gel packs & blocks just go into the dishwasher, per directions on package. They either go into the bottom or with the silverware.
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Does it fill? You should be able to hear it fill and then see water in the bottom of the tub when you open the door. If it is not filling it is one thing, if it is not spraying it is another issue. Let me know
Is the door opening ? if so make sure you are not putting things in front of it to prevent it from opening completly. If not you may have a dispenser or control issue. also are all the dishes getting wet? if not you would have a sump motor issue or you are not getting any water at all.
What type of dishwasher do you have? Has your kitchen floor flooded? If it
has. The tray under dish washer isn't water tight. Moisture creates some unusual
problems. Some of newer dish washer the there control panel under the top of
door this also create problem especially if the switches are on the top of the
door. Another moisture problem. I have repaired a new Electrolux dish was
three times in less than 6 months. The floor would flood from the Maytag side
load washing machine. The Madam of the house didn't tell me that the washing
machine flooded the kitchen floor. No window in the door and sometime fill
water solenoid would stick and fill the tube. When they open washing machine
door, 12 gallons of water would spill. So I fix both of them. GB...stewbison
just need to on do the unit from the two screws that hold the top of the dish washer in,,,make sure you have enough hose and power cord to pull the unit out just a little ways,,,but it is always best to unplug the dish washer,,,but the unit needs to be pulled out and the springs just need to be hook back on towards the bottom of the dish washer,,,always work safe,,unplug the dish washer. water and electrical never works together
Hi, for most dishwashers the detergent cup is behind a little door in the door of the dishwasher.. snap open the door and place the detergent in the cup while the door is open and down, then close the little door and then close the dishwasher door...
This sounds like excess soap or not enough water. You may also have really hard water. Turn on machine wait until it starts running see how much water is inside. there should be a 1/2 to 1" +/- in the bottom but not enough that the wash arm would be touching and not enough that the door would be leaking when you open it. This could also be a circulation problem set wash arms a certain way and observe that they have moved when you open after running for a minute or 2. Please let me know if I can do anything else to help.
sounds like your heating element is not working prtoperly or you are not washing in very hot water stop washer in middle of cycle and open it if steam come out hot steam be careful keep face away when you open itif not hot that could be the problem,A appliance serviceman once told me if water is hot enough and end of wash and rinse cycle not to run the dry cyvcle just open dryer a few inches and let the steam out Run hot water over a plate or a pot and set it in the drain tray in your sink notice how fast it dries itself while draining in the tray very hot water in a dish washer dopes the same good luck with this problem I hope my advice helps you oh yes one more thing always run the hot water till it get hot before you turn your dishwasher on
May be that there was a little regular soap or something put in that made it suds up. vegetable oil poured into the dish washer tub will remove the suds. After running vegetable oil for about 5 minutes, pour 2 cups of vinegar in to the tub and run it on the hottest longest cycle with no dishes in it. This will clean the residue out and what ever "gunk" may be in the internal parts. Use Only powder detergent. No gel and No tabs. These 2 cause a build-up over a period of time of use and reduce the performance of your machine. This should take care of your problem.
Hi Dirty Dish gang. After having 2 appliance repairmen here, I now have the latest scoop on our dishwasher problems, $200 later! Los Angeles IS currently having hard water issues. Also, all the new cleaning gels etc. are actually a cause of our dishwasher problems. So, here is what we need to do: 1.Use Cascade POWDER detergent only. Make sure is is just "plain" no "scented" or "complete" or gel, etc. (I have tried a phosphate free powder and gel and this is a cause of our problem as well!)2.Use Jet Dry in the dispenser (set it to a 2-3 opening)3.Make sure water is at least 120 degrees4.Only run dishwasher on "normal" setting. All others just run it longer, hence causing more water stains.5.Do not pre-wash dishes! You can knock of chunks with a "non" soapy brush, but don't rinse (the oils actually help to clean the dishes)6. Do not wash sponges in dishwasher. Acid Wash:The repairman just gave my washer an Acid Wash today.It says it is an acid derived from lemon, I got mine from Carters appliance in Torrance, CA for about $19.I am to run a normal cycle with the above mentioned Cascade after this "acid cycle" is finished. If you are still having problems: Monthly maintenance:Glass Magic:Buy a box of Glass Magic (near the Cascade) Use 1 Tbsb in main detergent compartment of dishwasher along with the Cascade, till washer starts working again.White Vinegar:You can run an empty dishwasher with white vinegar once a month. Fill a bowl with 2 cups vinegar and place on bottom rack. Then run as a normal cycle...this allows vinegar to disperse slowly. So far it seems to be working. Good luck.