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Dispenser door I feel that something is wrong with dispenser door. When the cycle is over, we open the main door and the soap is not disolved at all.

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Re: dispenser door

Link to manual
read the section on detegent dispenser
sounds like too much detergent,or maybe
you should leave the detergent door a
little loose experiment untill you find what

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Re: dispenser door

If the dispenser door is opening, then it is working properly. You have some kind of problem during the wash causing the soap to not wash out of thye dispenser. Either the pump is clogged or not pumping for some reason, there is not enough water coming into the unit or it is draining for some reason, or the water is sudsing up for some reason, usually rinse aid leaking into the water.

Start a wash cycle and let it fill completely with water then open the door and see how much water is in the tub. It should be just under the heater.
If it is ok, let it wash a few minutes then check it again to see if there are a lot of suds. If so, there is usually a leak in the dispenser.
Post back and let me know what you find.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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