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Asko D1976 detergent dispenser solenoid energized all the time

Our Asko D1976 detergent dispenser door remains open all the time. The dispenser solenoid that should only be energized to allow the door to flip open is now powered all the time. The door will not latch so am unsure what to do or check. Have turned breaker off to unit in hopes that something would reset, but did not change problem.

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Re: Asko D1976 detergent dispenser solenoid energized all the time - Dishwashers

Same problem here.

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Replace the waxmotor and the problem should be gone

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Detergent dispenser doesn't open

There is a solenoid in the detergent dispenser that opens at the appropriate time to let the door open and drop detergent. The solenoid might be faulty if the door spring appears alright. One option is to stop using the powder detergent and switch to tablets. One tablet like Finish diamond in the cutlery basket does wonders.
Not sure if you can buy the dispenser to replace.

Apr 22, 2014 | Indesit Dishwashers

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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

Mar 02, 2012 | Asko D1716 Built-in Dishwasher

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Soap remains in dispenser after completed cycle and dishes are not clean

Hello laura.... there are three possible causes of the dispenser not opening:

On many dishwashers, a plastic actuator arm mechanically links the timer to the detergent cup. When the timer reaches the proper time in the cycle, the timer activates a lever that opens the detergent cup. If the linkage is broken or defective, the cup stays closed after you've closed it. Check the link and repair or replace it, as necessary. 2. Bi-metal switch or wax motor A bi-metal switch is a simple electrical device that deforms when electricity is applied to it. The degree of this deformation can be engineered to concise standards. The timer energizes the bi-metal switch inside your dishwasher door--directly behind the detergent cup--when the detergent cup should open. When energized, the bi-metal switch deforms away from the detergent cup latch, which opens the detergent cup. If the bi-metal switch is defective, it may not deform enough to open the cup. If that happens, you need to replace it. On some dishwashers, the bimetal switch is wired through the heating element or motor circuit. If the element is broken (or open), or if the motor is drawing low current because of a low-fill situation, the bi-metal switch doesn't open properly. Newer dishwasher models use a wax motor instead of a bi-metal switch. It's a sealed unit with wax that heats up and pushes a piston through to open the door. The wax motor, controlled by the timer, mechanically opens the door. 3. Detergent cup, itself The detergent cup itself can become clogged with old dried detergent that prevents it from opening. Sometimes just cleaning the cup takes care of the problem. If not, you probably need to replace the entire cup assembly That said, one way around this is to simply add the soap or the soap tab into the dishwasher proper, not into the cup. Joe Thanks for choosing Fixya!

Mar 13, 2011 | Maytag Dishwasher

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I have an Asko Model 1585 and the detergent door will not stay shut and there is a constant noise coming from the door like a selonoid is stuck open. I turned the unit off at the breaker for fear of a...


Welcome to FixYa.

Based on the description you posted..." detergent door will not stay shut and there is a constant noise coming from the door like a solenoid is stuck open " You are bang on...unfortunately.

This is a red flag. In these scenario's 99% of the time the control and Combi-dispenser are both at fault. The control is no longer available according to the "" website, but they have this note...

**Control board kit *Note: Consumers can contact Asko at (800)898-1879 option 3 for further assistance.**

The buzz you hear is indeed the solenoid for the dispenser, the control is sending voltage to the soleniod all the time.

If the component has failed both will need to be replaced, you can inspect and check the dispenser with an ohm meter and visually inspect the control board.

Having said this, If you remove the door and control panel and visually inspect the control you will most certainly see burnt circuits, relays or resistors on the control. i.e

**Be sure to turn the power off to the dishwasher before first**

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The associated output components on the control unit for the dispenser to check are as follows,

Combi dispenser... Q12, R50, R58, D21, D23, P2 3 ( these are identified this way on the control unit. )

The last available control part number is # 80 579 31-4 and a good control if you can find one, should resemble the image here...


As for the dispenser, the original Asko number is 88 011 39-77, but now subs to 1399543 and is available at "" It will look like this, front & back...



Hope this info helps move you forward, I know it isn`t a lot of good news.

Let me know what you find or if you require further assistance. Thank you for choosing FixYa and good luck.

Macmarkus :)

Oct 27, 2010 | Asko 24 in. 1585 Built-in Dishwasher

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I have Asko D3350 dishwasher and the Detergent dispenser does not open. We were told to remove the whole dispenser and soak it in water but how do i remove it?

to remove the dispenser is not a 30 second job. You have to remove the door front with a T20 (torx) screwdriver (don't forget the 2 screws in the middle of the door at the bottom) Then you can get to the screws that hold the dispenser in place. Make sure you remove the solenoid from the dispenser BEFORE soaking in water. A more likely issue is either the solenoid on the dispenser has failed and will show signs of burning and/or damage or one of the transistors on the control board may have blown.

Oct 25, 2010 | Asko 24 in. D3350 Dishwasher

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My Asko D1976 dishwasher is not cleaning dishes properly. There is a lot of clumped detergent left in the dispenser after wash cycles are complete, and many of the dishes have dried-on food left on them. ...

First of all, don't pre-rinse the dishes. Check the water temperature, it should be between 120 and 140 degrees. Be sure you are not partially blocking the dispenser door so that it isn't opening.

Sep 18, 2010 | Asko D1976 Built-in Dishwasher

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Dshwasher tablet wnt come ut and dshes very wet

The detergent tablet dispenser door is energized by a solenoid wired directly to timer control board. The drawer will normally open releasing the tablet when the machine starts filling.

If the Drawer does not release the tablet, then either dispenser solenoid is faulty, or timer board mast be replaced.

If the machine is functional but does not release, then the technician will probably need to replace the detergent table dispenser solenoid, that often is built in with dispenser assembly.

You can call support ringing the number listed at the end of the owners manual.

Sep 07, 2009 | Hotpoint Dishwashers

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Dishwasher DW1705-detergent dispenser will not

You have to remove the interior door panel and check the linkage for the dispenser door.

Jul 04, 2009 | Asko D3251FI Dishwasher

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Asko D1996 Stainless Steel Detergent Door Does Not Open

the pcb will need replacing,the dispenser gets its power from there.

Feb 28, 2008 | Asko D1776 Stainless Steel Built-in...

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Detergent Door not Opening

The detergent cup itself can become clogged with old dried detergent that prevents it from opening. Sometimes just cleaning the cup takes care of the problem. In case it will not solve your problem, you should replace the wax motor that operate the cup door. Good luck

Aug 27, 2007 | Asko 24 in. D3250 Built-in Dishwasher

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