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Asko D3251 Rinse Aid Dispenser seems to be clogged. How can I safely unclog it? Why is the refill rinse aid light not coming on?

I noticed the rinse aid lid was warped and I opened it. Rinse aid keeps becoming granulated at top and clogs up part where you adjust the setting. I am assuming the rinse aid is released below somewhere (and not near the lid), but I am unsure how to access this to check for a clog down there. I did replace the warped lid. The whole rinse aid compartment appears to be bulging, as if the rinse aid is trying to come out, but can't the way it should. I believe this occurred when I set the setting to MAX to hopefully unclog the unit. I do not believe the bulging has hurt the unit, just made it a bit unsightly. The compartment is 95%+ empty at this time, although the refill rinse aid light still has not come on and has not come on at any time since the dispenser was replaced shortly after I bought the dishwasher years ago. The original dispenser did have a working refill light, although it was slow to respond to an empty dispenser. Any way for a DIYer to fix this without ordering a new dispenser? If not, how would I go about installing the new dispenser? I assume the inner panel must come off? Thank you for your help.

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Welcome to FixYa.

Do you know if your dishwasher is draining into a food disposer/garberator, or directly into your home plumbing ?

This is key to providing an accurate and detailed repair solution so please let me know, as for the water coming out onto the floor, the back-up would explain this as would the unit now not filling as the safety overfill has been activated.

I'll watch for your reply and we can move forward from there.


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SOURCE: Asko Dishwasher Model 1375.


If the drawer does not open at all, then the problem is the drawer mechanism itself or the detergent drawer switch connected to the electroni control module. In that case the door must be taken apart to test and eventually replace the part. The switch can be tested energizing it and observing the action on drawer. Most dishwashers use a low voltage mechanism. Please refer to service manual for specific model. Most drawers are operated by a U or L shaped metal spring installed in the drawer. Check that the spring is well in place.

If the drawer releases too late and/or tablet does not dissolve, then the switch may be OK, but the drawer may be obstructed by baskets, the detergent may be incorrect, or the water may not be heating or filling. In that case follow the indications here: The soap dispenser drawer.

If the door opens manually, then it is either a basket obstructing the door, or more likely the door dispenser drawer microswitch is not working. Ensure also that the door is closing well and that machine is filling with water. If the machine is not running the cycle problem is different.

To find parts and diagrams try entering the full model number (as pinted in the service tag located on the appliance) in the websites listed at the link below (US appliances only):

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SOURCE: My Asko D1716 dishwasher works fine apart from the soap dispenser. It won't open to release the soap.

Most likely it's a corroded door catch or a bad solenoid. Hopefully it's not the main control board. You'll need a repair manual or technician. A work around would be to use detergent tablets in the compartment

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