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Dishwasher soap dispenser won't open during cycle

The soap dispenser door on my GE Adora dishwasher (which is less than a year old) has suddenly stopped opening during the wash cycle. It opens fine when I push the button with my finger, but it's always closed at the end of the wash! What do I do?
Any help is greatly appreciated!!


I have exactly the same problem with a Bosch dishwasher, model SHY660C05UC/12/14. The soap dispenser appears to work perfectly, until I put soap in it and try to run the dishwasher. I've tried both powdered dishwasher soap and the tablets.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    This needs replacing as it's broken, but where to buy part??? Any information greatly appreciated

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    bosch

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    soap dispenser does not always open. have done the cancel method and that works for a bit. it is 11 years old and works great other than this issue

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    goes to rinse, does not wash and the soap dispenser does not open

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    the powder dispenser doesn't open during the wash cycle

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Both have a wax motor on them that needs to be replaced you just remove the panel and replace the wax motor is what its called

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