Question about Frigidaire Dishwashers

1 Answer

Frigidaire fdb510lcs0 soap dispenser not opening

I have a Frigidaire fdb510lcs0 that the soap dipenser door isn't opening on. Can someone help me identify what triggers this so I can troubleshoot and repair this problem.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 8,619 Answers

Hi


Many dishwashers (but not all) use a BI-metal strip that heats up once poweris applied to it. The BI-metal strip bends and allows the soap door spring toopen up the dispenser. This bi-metal strip is not given full 120 volts power,the timer "shunts" the power through either the heating element (most common ) or the motor and this gives the bi-metal strip lower than fullpower to work and open. Most often the bi-metal strip has lost its ability tobend properly and needs to be replaced. Older GE dishwashers used a mechanicalarm driven by the timer to open the dispenser = no electrical bi-metals.

Newer Frigidaire dishwashers and many newer Whirlpool dishwashers use a wax motor to open the soap dispenser. The plunger insidethe wax motor slowly moves and pushes the plunger and door open. And, if thiswax motor doesn’t receive 120 volts, then it’ll not work.

This will help you --


Frigidaire fdb510lcs0  soap dispenser not opening - 75684f0.jpg



Please do rate this solution and revert for furtherassistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Soap door opens during cycle, but soap does not dispense??


Hello Eric, thank you for your post!

I understand that the dispenser on your Frigidaire dishwasher opens but the soap is not dispensing into your dishwasher. How old is your dishwasher soap? If it is around a year old you may need to discard it and use a new soap. Also check to make sure when you stack dishes that they are not obstructing the arms from reaching the dispenser. Make sure your spray arms are clear of any debris that could block the distribution of water inside of your dishwasher. You may need to connect with a professional technician for proper repairs if these steps do not correct your issues. I hope this information is helpful to you. -Matt

Aug 02, 2015 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

1 Answer

Dispenser door will not open


Hey friend, thank you for the post!

I understand that your soap dispenser door will not open on your Frigidaire dishwasher, LGBD2432LW0A. You could possibly be seeing an issue with soap dispenser not getting water into it to release the soap from dispensing. I would check to make sure there are no dishes blocking or obstructing the soap dispenser. You could also remove the soap dispenser to clean it and make sure there is no buildup of any previous detergent remaining that would cause the door to not open. If those steps do not solve the issue it could be a problem with the dispenser and I would recommend having a tech come out to the home to properly diagnose and repair the dishwasher. Hope this is helpful. -Matt

Jul 28, 2014 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

1 Answer

Frigidaire affinity soap dispenser doesnt work


Good Morning Friend, this is Z. I appreciate your post!

I see that you have a Frigidaire washer and that you are having trouble with the soap dispenser. Is the soap dispenser not dispensing bleach or softener? Is there water left in the dispenser? Are you able to open and/or close the dispenser? Also, may I have your model number please? You can normally locate the serial on the upper front, as you open the door. With this information I can better address the issue at hand. Thank you!

Jul 26, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

1 Answer

Soap is not dispensing. Sometimes the soap dispensing door isn't opening and other times it is but the soap is not dissolved


Hi,
There are three common problems that cause the Soap Dispenser or Cup not toopen. I have a tip that will explain these problems in detail....

Dishwasher Repair Problem Detergent Cup does not Open

heatman101

Sep 13, 2011 | Whirlpool Gold 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher...

1 Answer

The soap dispenser only opens sometimes. When the dispenser doesn't open the soap is in a solid cake inside dispenser.


IF DISPENSER IS CLOSED WHEN FINISHED COMPLETE CYCLE .
THERE ARE TWO WAYS THAT D/W'S
OPEN THE DISPENSER ONE IS BY WAY OF TIMER TRIPPING LATCH, OTHER IS BY WAY OF BIMETAL IN THE DOOR. THE SOLID IS BECAUSE OF THE MOISTURE ABSORPTION OF THE SOAP. THIS IS ASSUMING THAT YOU HAVE NOT BLOCKED THE DISPENSER DOOR WITH SOME OBSTRUCTION.

Feb 18, 2010 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless...

1 Answer

Soap dipenser


Try this... Wipe out the soap dish with white vinegar and a soft cloth.. make sure you get everything off the edges of the door and look for any nicks, blemishes or deformation of the dispenser door to make sure it is not mechanically binding up when it is cycled open. If Ok.. then.. clean your drain filter.. then.. start a wash cycle using the hottest setting ( without any dishes) .. and after about 10 minutes or so.. stop the process and open the door and add in 2 cups of white vinegar.. Let it complete the wash cycle.. When complete..try running a dishless cycle on any setting with detergent ( use about 1/3 less than you usually use) and see if that dispense adequately. If that works, then the next time you load the washer. make sure you don't have anything up against or limiting the door from opening. Hope this helps..

Sep 23, 2008 | Whirlpool 24 in. DU930PWP Built-in...

3 Answers

Soap dispenser doesn't open


I have had the same problem in the past. Usually I found that something of large size was sitting in the corner just in front of where the soap door opens. The door tries to open, hits this item (in my case a cutting board) and can't open completely. Try keeping only short items in this corner and see if it helps. Good luck!

Sep 05, 2008 | Frigidaire 24 in. FDB1050REC Stainless...

2 Answers

Soap dispenser doesn't open for wash cycle


I noticed you didn't rate out chat and saw that your problem was posted. I'm happy to continue to help you if you encountered problems or were not happy with the solution in your chat session.

Jul 07, 2008 | Frigidaire FDS251RJ Free-standing...

1 Answer

I have a kenmore dishwasher. the soap dispenser lid was not opening and releasing the soap, now the lid is opening but it's leaving the soap in the dipenser. have used the pellets that contains the liquid...


disasemble the pump housing and remove the debris that are located in the housing, not enough pump pressure to spin the spray arms to desolve the detergent

Apr 09, 2008 | Dishwashers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

Related Topics:

645 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Dishwashers Experts

Carmen Mikulic

Level 2 Expert

415 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4356 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...