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Dishsoap stays in soap dispenser

I have a Whirlpool GU2200xtsq Quiet partner III bought in June, 2007. After it was installed I used dishwasher powdered soap (cascade). I noticed that frequently (maybe one time out of three) the dispenser door had not opened and the soap was still inside. At first I thought I had added to much soap to the closed door side and the door was sticking from too much soap. I made sure to wipe out any residue from the dispenser before I ran the dishwasher and only use the recommended level of soap. Sometimes that worked but often not. I switched to Cascade 2-in-1 Action Pacs Dishwasher Detergent which is a small package of dry soap and liquid soap that is placed in the soap dispenser side that closes. I'm finding that the door opens during the wash, but the pac is still in the soap dispenser almost entirely intact when the dishwasher has completed its cycles. It appears to be sticking to the the plastic wall of the dispenser. The dishes don't get clean since no soap is dispensed. I'm finding that I have to run the dishwasher two times (sometimes more) in order to get the dishes clean. I hope someone can offer a suggestion because I'm about ready to get a different model/manufacturer.

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Re: Dishsoap stays in soap dispenser

Same thing happened to us. We noticed that it happened if the soap was left sitting before starting the washer. Since then, we immediately start the washer after putting soap in it and the problem appears to have gone away.

So much for the delayed start features, but at least the soap doesn't stick anymore.

good luck!

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We had problems with soap remaining in the dispenser and dishes not getting clean when we used gel dish doap. We changed to the cakes of soap with a Jet Dry Power Ball in the middle, and now they clean fine.

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Re: Dishsoap stays in soap dispenser

Ok, either a spring, trigger prob, on the latch, or a electronic prob. ok so to see if the latch is ok (or not) look closely for soap residue and scum, that may be hindering the latch or spring under. use metho, and warm water to clean this part. secondly go down to a white goods repair place and take your electrical component, button, lights its all one unit, simple unscrew it, i do think you will need a set of torque screws for that tho... anyhow ask the guy to get you a new or second hand one and install it. the timer will run, and the clip will release. good luck!

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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