Question about Dishwashers
The soap dispenser door in my GE Dishwasher PDW7800 doesn't fully open during the wash. It doesn't because it can't --> the bottom edge of the top rack is simply in the way (I'm not overloading, and this is the rack that came with the unit). The dispenser door can opens only to appx. 75 deg. when the washer door is closed. I called GE and they sounded puzzled by this and said the dispenser door is supposed to open all the way, that there must be an obstruction, and/or perhaps the rack is in backwards (it's not in backwards). I'm the one who is puzzled because this is simply physically impossible. My question is, does this sound normal? Is it okay that the dispenser door is only capable of opening to around 75 deg.? Please help...
Pour boiling water into the dispenser, it may be gunked up with soap residue
Posted on Mar 21, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
both have a wax motor on them that needs to be replaced you just remove the panel and replace the wax motor is what its called
Posted on Feb 16, 2008
I had the same problem with my GE Adora. The dishes were getting cloudy and the soap dispenser would not open. Turns out the hard water deposits were causing the soap dispenser to stick shut. I purchased and used Dishwasher Magic which is a dishwasher cleaner designed to remove limescale, rust and buildup. I used as directed and now my dishes are sparkling and the soap dispenser pops right open.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
depending on the model and make of the dishwasher you're going to have to determine if it the control which actiavtes the soleinod of the wax motor that springs the dispenser door open and later in the cycle it also dipenseces the rinse aid
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.
Posted on May 06, 2009
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Jun 30, 2011 | Jenn-Air 24 in. JDB1250 Built-in...
Dishwashers use Bi-Metal strip to
allow the dispenser to open/close. This strip when heat up causes the soap door
spring to open up the dispenser. If this strip is not heated doesn't allow the
door to open. The strip may not be getting 120V or maybe disconnected. Newer
(plastic liner) dishwashers use a wax motor to open the soap dispenser. The
plunger inside the wax motor slowly moves and pushes the plunger and door
open. And, if this wax motor doesn't receive 120 volts, then it'll not work.
Please check the voltage to the wax motor/Bi-metal strip; also inspect the
connections to these.
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