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The soap dispenser will not open during wash cycle. what do i do?

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Your appears to be a spring loaded hinge. Look on the hinge pin to see the spring. There should be tension on the door when you try to close it.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

  • vzfqm6 Mar 21, 2011

    I replaced the soap unit for my Frgidaire dish washer and it still does not open during the cycle. Does there need to be rinse agent or soap in the dispenser for it to open or an I looking at another root cause?

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  • Hi,


    please try this...
    imer:
            On mechanical set ups the timer is attached to the detergent cup by an actuator arm. This arm is usually plastic, and if it is broken or otherwise defective then the detergent cup wont be opened. Check the linkage to make sure it is functioning correctly.
    Bi-metal switch or wax motor:
            The bi-metal switch is simply a very precise device that warps, bends, or otherwise deforms when power is supplied to it. The timer operates the bi-metal switch, which inside the dishwasher door. Then the switch is supplied with power and it is working properly, the bi-metal switch deforms away from the latch holding the detergent cup closed and the cup opens dumping the detergent into the washer.
            Some dishwashers have this switch wired through the motor power feed or the heating element. If they are defective then the detergent door will not operate correctly. If the switch itself is defective then you will need to replace it. Another type of mechanism is a wax motor. Wax motors are sealed units filled with wax and found in newer dishwashers and work by heating the wax and forcing up a piston which in turn mechanically opens the detergent cup door. This type of device is also controlled by the timer.
     
    Detergent cup:
            Sometimes the detergent cup becomes built up with old detergent that prevents it from opening correctly. It's usually a simple fix to clean this out. If cleaning it is impossible then you may need to replace the cup assembly.

    please rate my suggestion..

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

catriver
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Kqon, looks like your dispenser has a wax motor. I think the first thing you have to do is remove the inner door and inspect the soap dispensor assy. See if any of the moving parts are broken. This wax motor is 120V so you can run a cheater cord to it to see if it works, but be very careful when doing this. It will expand the plunger and open the flap. If the wax motor operates with 120V applied to it then you want to see if you have power coming from the timer. It will be the tan wire # 27 on the timer harness. You also want to make sure the spring and pin are in place on the dispenser flap. Your part number for the wax motor is 902899. Catriver.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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SOURCE: soap door won't open during wash cycle

IT SEEMS YOU SOAP DOOR HAS A BAD SOLENOID ACUATOR OR RELAY

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

Joe_Rex
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THIS IS JUST A SUGGESTION: TAKE SOME WARM TO HOT WATER AND POUR IT DOWN AND AROUD THE DISPENSER.
SOAP CAN "CAKE-UP" AND MAKE THE THE DISPENSER STICK. IN THE MEAN TIME YOU CAN PUT YOUR DETERGANT IN A COFFECUP ON THE LOWER RACK AND ACHIEVE THE SAME RESULTS. ALWAYS USE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF SOAP POSSIBLE.

GOOD LUCK

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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SOURCE: soap door won't open during wash cycle

its either the dispenser or the timer/pcb.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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