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Soap dispenser will not open during cycle

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If it dose not open enough to let out soap then it might be as simple as ^turning the bottom rack around the bumpers on rack should be in front
if it just doesn't open try cleaning the latch and hing with hot water and a tooth brush

Posted on Nov 17, 2014

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SOURCE: soap dispenser door doesn't open during cycle of my Maytag dishwasher

Kqon, looks like your dispenser has a wax motor. I think the first thing you have to do is remove the inner door and inspect the soap dispensor assy. See if any of the moving parts are broken. This wax motor is 120V so you can run a cheater cord to it to see if it works, but be very careful when doing this. It will expand the plunger and open the flap. If the wax motor operates with 120V applied to it then you want to see if you have power coming from the timer. It will be the tan wire # 27 on the timer harness. You also want to make sure the spring and pin are in place on the dispenser flap. Your part number for the wax motor is 902899. Catriver.

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IT SEEMS YOU SOAP DOOR HAS A BAD SOLENOID ACUATOR OR RELAY

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SOURCE: Dishwasher soap dispenser won't open during cycle

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

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SOURCE: soap door won't open during wash cycle

its either the dispenser or the timer/pcb.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher soap dispenser won't open during cycle

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

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