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Kenmore dishwasher model # 66513492K600--rinse agent isn,t dispensing.Customer doesn,t think it ever worked from day one.

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  • Rene Matz Apr 29, 2010

    Detergent dispenser works okay on this model. Rinse agent dispenser isn,t working.Sears sent a



    new dispenser tank assembly but it didn,t solve the problem.I,m not sure on this model just how the



    electronic control does the dispensing. Maytag used wax motors--Kitchen aid has solenoids.



    Sears doesn,t have a good parts breakdown either. Rene

  • Rene Matz May 02, 2010

    Hi

    I haven,t heard back on this one.The detergent dispenser works okay on this dishwasher--its

    the rinse agent that seems to be not working.I,m not sure how this model works--theres no wax

    motors or solenoids.There is the drawbars by agent tank but not sure what controls them up by the

    electronic controller. Rene

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Hi,

Most detergent dispenser doors are spring loaded. This means that the spring holding the door shut needs to be released by another component. The other component that will allow the dispenser door to open will either be the dishwasher's timer, a bi-metal switch, or a wax motor. If the detergent is caked or clumped in the dispenser, dishes will not get clean and dispenser door may not open. Causes of detergent caking and clumping in the dispenser:

  • Detergent Too Old
  • Incorrect Water Temperature
  • Overfilling Dispenser
  • Wet Dispenser
Solutions for detergent caking and clumping in the dispenser:
  • Detergent Too Old: Detergent absorbs moisture and the chemicals dissipate when exposed to air. Detergent may cake or clump and not dispense if it is too old. Do not use old detergent.
  • Incorrect Water Temperature: Hot water is necessary to dissolve detergent and ensure proper dispensing and cleaning. Be sure your water is hot enough to ensure the detergent dissolved properly.
  • Overfilling Dispenser: Can cause detergent to be packed when trying to close the dispenser door. This will cause the detergent to cake and clump in the dispenser and can prevent the dispenser door from opening. Do not overfill or pack detergent into the dispenser.
  • Wet Dispenser: Can cause detergent to bond and stick together or to stick in the dispenser preventing the dishes from getting clean or dispenser door from opening. Be sure the dispenser is dry before adding the detergent.
If none of this information helps you may have a faulty:
  • Timer
  • Bi-Metal Switch
  • Wax Motor

Helpful attachments:
Most detergent dispenser doors are spring loaded. This means that the spring holding the door shut needs to be released by another component. The other component that will allow the dispenser door to open will either be the dishwasher's timer, a bi-metal switch, or a wax motor. If the detergent is caked or clumped in the dispenser, dishes will not get clean and dispenser door may not open. _Causes of detergent caking and clumping in the dispenser_: *Detergent Too Old *Incorrect Water Temperature *Overfilling Dispenser *Wet Dispenser _Solutions for detergent caking and clumping in the dispenser_: *_Detergent Too Old_: Detergent absorbs moisture and the chemicals dissipate when exposed to air. Detergent may cake or clump and not dispense if it is too old. Do not use old detergent. *_Incorrect Water Temperature_: Hot water is necessary to dissolve detergent and ensure proper dispensing and cleaning. Be sure your water is hot enough to ensure the detergent dissolved properly. *_Overfilling Dispenser_: Can cause detergent to be packed when trying to close the dispenser door. This will cause the detergent to cake and clump in the dispenser and can prevent the dispenser door from opening. Do not overfill or pack detergent into the dispenser. *_Wet Dispenser_: Can cause detergent to bond and stick together or to stick in the dispenser preventing the dishes from getting clean or dispenser door from opening. Be sure the dispenser is dry before adding the detergent. _If none of this information helps you may have a faulty_: *Timer *Bi-Metal Switch

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

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