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Our Aspes dishwasher is stuck with all the dishes inside. The door will not open and is locked.

It's possible that silverware is stuck inside the dishwasher preventing the opening.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: dishwasher door latch

sounds as if your door latch/handle is broken internally.your dishwasher is installed with 2 screws to theunderside of your countertop. its tricky but youll have to remove them (adjusting to leveling legs down will give you more room to get some kinda a phillips head bit in ther to remove the screws), once out slide the d/w foward and remove the strike plate door will open at least get your dishes out

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 99 Ford explorer Door Lock

OK. Now I have come across this myself and have done the following to fix it. First you need to know if the power door lock actuator is bad or not. If the driver door locks and unlocks with the inner driver door main control switch then it is not bad. If not then try to replace this component. To do this you will need to remove the door panel. It is not that hard. Many tutorials online that can help with this. It is easier then you think. Pull back the inner water seal from the door frame to gain access to the inner working of the door. You will need to remove the window track that is in front of the actuator to remove it easily. If not then you will have a very hard time trying to figure out how to get it out. There is a bolt that hold the bottom half on that needs to be removed. It comes out and re installs very easily. Disconnect the wiring from the actuator before you try to remove it. You will need to remove the rivet located on the outside of the door that holds the actuator in place. Drill this one out. This needs to be removed so the old actuator can be removed and you can install a new one. This rivet is heavy duty is going to be 1/4" You must not use a nut an bolt or a plastic rivet to reinstall the new actuator for the nut an bolt can come loose and cause failure and the plastic one can break very easily due to the power that is exerted by the actuator. You will have to get a heavy duty rivet gun for this as well for the standard ones are too small. They can be had at Harbor Freight for like $20.00 and comes with all the different size rivets too. To re install the new actuator just reverse the process. If this does not fix it then the problem lies with the door cylinder contact switch. This switch is mounted on the Keyed door cylinder and is connected to the power door lock actuator. It sends a signal to the actuator to lock or unlock when you turn the key. It also controls all the the other doors as well. I am not certain how much this is but I do know it can be purchased at most auto parts stores. I have also found that the door latch receiver mechanism can go bad too. The key will lock the driver side door but wont unlock the driver side door. The only way to open the door was to go to the other side or the rear driver side and use the inner door lever. This can be a costly fix and is not easy to replace by yourself. It is very difficult to remove and can be a lengthy job at that if you are not to familiar with these types of assemblies. If you are not careful you can also break the inner door handle by pulling too hard and that is not cheap to replace either. If you do not want to try to do this yourself then let someone who knows how to do it do it for you. It can be a very aggravating job if you are not used to it. If your key is not turning in either direction on any of the locks then the tumblers are jammed and need to be lubed up to operate properly. This is very easy to do and won't take much time. To remove the key lock from the door you need to remove the lock ring on the cylinder to disengage the door lock mechanism and then pull the flex plate that holds the lock in the door. After that insert your key to see if the tumbler slides are moving freely. If not then spray it with an all purpose oil or grease so you can loosen up the tumblers slides. They should be visible on the underside of the lock. Work the key in an out slowly till you see all the slides move easily and watch to make sure that they go back in to place when you remove the key. That's all there is to it. If any of the tumbler slides are damaged then you need to take it to a lock smith and have him replace the bad slides. Should not cost that much and will save you some money as well instead of paying for a new keyed lock which will also change your key to that door and will not work in the other ones. Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Dishes not drying and mildew growing in dishwasher

I totally agree with Solution #1. We have a Whirlpool (apparently Maytag is the same) and it gets moldy 2 days after it has been run. The maintenance guy came out and said we had to use the rinse cycle every day. For an $800 dollar dishwasher (which is less than 1 year old!) I expect more.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 2007 chevy tahoe driver side door handle will not open door

the linkage behind the handle either the retaining clip broke or popped off need to remove the door panel to check and fix

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks I thought it might be a cable or linkage. Much thanks"

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SOURCE: Dishlex global 300 - dish washer door won't open

I have the some problem toooo!!
I have turned it off and on from the power point and run the cycle again on "normal" and on "rinse" .
Next step will be to cut the screws with a hacksaw , remove the the dishwasher from the cupboards, remove the bottom tray and give a good clean underneath .

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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Dishwasher just quit one day, controls or lights do not work, I have power so that is not the issue,


The first place I would suggest that you look, is to make sure your door is closing all the way. Make sure nothing has gotten stuck down at the bottom of the door and no silverware is stopping it from closing. You dishwasher has a door open/ajar switch that in a part of the door lock. If it is even just a little bit open, it will stop power to the timer and will not come on at all. Unless you are very comfortable with electricity, I would suggest you do not open the cabinet up as you are mixing two very dangerous items. Electricity and water.... you could receive a very bad shock or even death if you don't get it right the first time. If you are ok with the possibility, I can give you additional info.

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A burning smell and steamy smoke come out when we open the door.


Normally, the last part of any cycle involves using the heater element inside, and at the bottom of, the dishwasher to give dishes a final hot rinse. Possibly some small plastic-type material has become melted and stuck to the element - which will remain hot even after all water is discharged. Hence the smell.

Nov 17, 2009 | Whirlpool 24 in. GU980SCG Built-in...

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At some point the dishwasher leaks onto the floor. what could be the possible problem?


this are the possibilities for the leak :-----
Door gasket loose/torn
Corner gaskets or door baffle/vent gasket
Door lock/latch loose/broken
Split spray arm
Over filling with water...usually the level is just under the heating element is normal
Something leaking through the door...like the soap or rinse agent dispenser gasket, silverware basket button.
Door hinge(s) bent
Wrong soap was used...dish sink soap instead of dishwasher soap
Rinse aid being used with mechanically softened water ( makes foam or suds inside the dishwasher )

Leaks from under the unit:
Look for whiting or calcium stain on the motor and pump assembly = motor and pump assembly seal leak...access panel removal help
Hose for upper spray arm split
Fill hose split or fill hose spout air inlet is calcium covered
Drain hose is split
Rusted liner...metal liners only
Fill valve leaking or allowing water to fill all the time
Heating element ends....where they come out through the dishwasher liner
Float or float gasket.

Sep 23, 2009 | Whirlpool 24 in. GU980SCG Built-in...

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Soap door will not open


Chaney,
Make sure there is nothing in the way of the soap door when you close the dishwasher.
Close the dishwasher door slowly and look down in side with a flashlight, are any of the rack brackets or silverware basket directly in front of the dispenser door.
Take a look and let me know.
Regards.

Jul 21, 2009 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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Dish washer will open and let the gel pack out.


The gel packs are not supposed to go inside the dispensor. It is for powders & liquids. The gel packs & blocks just go into the dishwasher, per directions on package. They either go into the bottom or with the silverware.

Mar 05, 2009 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050RE Built-in...

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Soap left in dispenser. dried soap on dishes and siverware


After the fill cycle, check to make sure you have enough water in the dishwasher to wash effectively. You may need to have your fill valve replaced. You can test this by adding perhaps a liter of water to see if it makes a difference

Feb 25, 2009 | Whirlpool 24 in. DU1100XTPS Built-in...

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Silverware container


If we are talking about the quiet partner 3 the silverware container can actual hang more effectively on the lower dish rack itself as opposed to on the door. The flap also does just snap on. Hold the back side of the metal with your thumb while pusing with even pressure on the plastic flap. I still reccomend though hanging the whole assembly on the outside of the lower rack.

Jan 10, 2009 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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Not cleaning dishes


sounds like you are not getting enough or any water a check the water level when it fills... let me know

Apr 05, 2008 | Bosch 23 in. SHU33A Built-In Dishwasher

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Maytag mjd 2005dishwasher


Try what my wife does. She uses the individually contained detergent/rinse bubble packs (tab packs). No messy granular detergent and easy to simply place inside the silverware basket. Your dishes should wash spotless, like ours. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

Aug 19, 2007 | Maytag 24 in. MDB9750AW Dishwasher

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