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Soap door won't open during wash cycle

The soap door doesn't open to get the soap into the wash cycle. After the cycle completes the soap door is still closed, or it may be open but the soap packet is still in the dispenser.

Soap dispenser won't open during wash cycle. Once the soap dispenser won't open, the dishwasher stops and all the LED lights blink on the display.

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  • mmoore Mar 02, 2008

    We figured it may be the dispenser or the actuator has gone bad--I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what does pcb stand for?



    Thanks so much.

  • angels_35 Apr 20, 2008

    Mine just started doing that. When I googled it I found a site that said not to use powerball in the dishwasher like what is in the electrosol tablets. We are on our second box of using them, never had any problems before. It said that the Powerball tablet has excess foam that is damaging switches that control the door. We are going to try and figure out how to fix it and stop using that detergent.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    pcb=Printed Circuit Board

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    After washing cycle is complete, soap bubbles still remain in the bottom of dishwasher. I have to do another rinse cycle to completely rid dishwasher of all the soap bubbles.

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Its either the dispenser or the timer/pcb.

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