I just used it for the first time - soap did not all dissolve, now the door won't shut (the upper left is like it is blocked from shutting) and it is beeping every two minutes and will not reset!
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Re: making noise and won't shut
Hi, As far as the door not shutting, check and see if it is hittikg the screw that holds the d/w to the counter top. If you get the door to close, check the water level after it fills and se if it gets up to the heat element.
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I will assume a few things as you do not indicate which unit you have.
You have a soap dish with a door that should open at the correct point in the cycle. That is probably not happening. You can tell for sure if the soap dish door is still closed at the end of the cycle.
If the door is still shut then something could be jamming it or it is faulty.
Take a look at the dish door and look for soap residue and dirt etc collected around the hinges and the clip holding the door shut. Clean it out.
Open and close the door by hand a few times to ensure it operates freely.
No Go ?
The timer tells the door when to open and close. If the door is faulty or the timer is not sending the signal then the soap will not dispense.
To test the soap disperser you would open the door and move the timer to the position where the soap should be dispensed. Then put a test light across the terminals on the dispenser to see if it is getting a signal. If there is power then the disperser is faulty. It now power the timer is faulty. You would replace the part accordingly.
It is hard to explain in detail how to do the test as I don't know the exact unit.
Short term solution until you get it properly fixed is to use the puck or dissolving package type cleaner. Just put it in the bottom of the machine at the start or open the door mid cycle (unit stops when you open the door) and toss it in. It will work for now.
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The water may not be hot enough. Increase the temperature of the incoming hot water or try this: put the tab in the open soap cup so it will start to dissolve during the pre-wash. Then it will finish dissolving during the main wash. If the dishes get clean using this method you may not have to increase the water temp.
The soap door doesn't open fully on that model, and usually flips fully open as you open the dishwasher door.
It relies on the top spray arm turning to 'wash' the soap out of the drawer - and that will be the problem.The spray arm isn't turning.
Check the spray arm for blocked jets at the very end - use a pin to clear them out, or replace them - check both spray arms. Make sure the spray arm rotates freely also.
Remember the dishwasher isn't a garbage disposal unit - remove food deposits from plates etc before loading the machine. Run a dishwasher cleaner through the machine now and then. Food like pasta, or fruit pips often get carried to the end of spray arms and block them.
If using a 30 min rapid wash program ONLY and dishwasher tablets, put the tab in the cutlery basket as it wont have time to dissolve fully if you put it in the dispenser.
You are not getting enough water or you are losing the water during wash cycle. Is you dishwasher new or older? How is it plumbed in? If it is plumbed through the floor you will have to put and air gap in to keep the water in it. All tall tub dishwasher have to be plumbed properly.
Sounds like you have bad bearings. If you use powder soap thats the problem. Powder soap doesnt dissolve all the way and gets into the bearings and eats them away. you will most likely have to have a service technician come out to replace them(Its not just bearings they sell you more than you need and you have to take everything apart... big job). After that use liquid soap.
2 things will lead to soap not dissolving, first is cold water, so make sure you have hot enough water. second and more likely is the dispenser is not opening at the proper time , instead fully opens at end of cycle during the dry cycle never even getting wet, and washing dishes with no soap, id replace the dispenser or make sure your not stacking items in front of dispenser hindering the opening. also powder is best, tabs and gelpack put undo stress on the dispenser door not always allowing full operation...
Sounds like whatever soap you are using is just too much soap your dishwsher can handle. The soap "packs" are usulally an overload of soap for most dishwashers. Just a few teaspoons of regular name brand soap sometimes will cure lots of dishwsher ills!!!