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CID60W12 - The powder doesn't disperse and is often solidified in the dispenser, even if the flap has opened. Manual says this may be because it's damp when it goes in but it isn't.Any other ideas?

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SOURCE: Powder not dispersing

possible the wash arms are not rotating - a common cause of powder not being taken. check by opening the door when in use and look to see if arms rotate. if not, then remove the arms and clear the jets especially the angled jets at the end which cause the arm to rotate

Posted on Jun 21, 2007

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SOURCE: Miele G1270SCVi

If the detergent cup doesn't open, check the detergent cup, the bi-metal switch or wax motor, and the timer. Make sure that no dishes are blocking it from opening.
The cup that holds the detergents can get caked and gooped up with old detergent. You should try to clean away any old detergent. If you can't clean the detergent away, you should replace the cup.
The bi-metal switch is activated by the timer and is an electrically operated device that bends when electricity is applied to it. It uses two different metals that are bonded together. As they warm up, they expand at different rates causing the metal to bend. The degree of bending can be set with a high degree of precision. Many devices use the bi-metal switch. A lot of newer dishwashers use a wax motor instead of the bi-metal switch. The wax motor has a wax block that gets heated up when the timer sends electricity to it. The wax expands as it gets heated up, and it pushes a plunger that opens the detergent door. Depending on how your dishwasher is wired, the switch may be wired through the motor circuitry or through the heating element. If the heating element is broken, there will be no electricity to properly activate the switch or heat the wax block in the wax motor to open the cup. If the motor doesn’t let enough electricity through its circuit, the bi-metal switch won't operate properly, or the wax motor wax block won't get heated up to expand and push the plunger.
On many dishwashers, an actuator arm links the timer to the detergent cup. When the timer reaches the correct time of the cycle, it activates a lever that opens the cup. If this link is broken or in any other respect faulty, the cup will stay closed, and won't let the detergent into the dishwasher. Check this linkage and either fix or replace it.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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SOURCE: soap dispenser flap not opening

Not a solution but exactly the same problem. I should have sent the machine back (I bought mine about 2008 too) but by now, 2010, the machine is a complete waste of time and money. The soap dispenser fails to open every time, wasting money, water and my patience because I then have to hand wash after all. will try the suggested oil trick, but it was obviously a bad design to start with.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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SOURCE: the detergent dispenser doesn't seem

Soap residue on the spring latch door. Try cleaning the soap around the hinge.

Posted on May 14, 2011

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SOURCE: Hotpoint FWD70 - dispenser flap not opening. My

This has hapened to me twice. I am no expert so treat the following with caution. This is what has worked for me.

1/ I sugest you check the dispenser solenoid - it should be about 1.65K. If it is open circuit buy a new dispenser assy - about £29.00 - try http://www.hotpoint-spares.co.uk/dispenser-assembly-for-fdw70p-p-121945.html. This sorted my first failure.

2/ My second failure occured 18 months later. I removed and checked the solenoid as above. I found the resistance was OK so I put it all back together and it now works OK so I can only think that there was a bad connection at the dispenser which all the disconnection / reconnection sorted out (two connectors at dispenser).

3/ A word of warning - take especial care not to damage the seal aroud the dispenser - this seal is somewhat delicate.

4/ If all else fails, try an expert !

Posted on May 24, 2011

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Check the following when experiencing poor cleaning results:

- Dispenser (Where you put the Dishwasher Tablet or Powder)
Make sure that the flap holding the powder in is not loose.
Make sure it is dry before ever putting in powder.

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