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Soap dispenser won't open

SHU3032 Bosch dishwasher. We replaced a defective actuator for the soap dispenser. However, this did not solve the problem of the dispenser not opening during the wash cycle. Thinking the controller must have been damaged, we replaced it as well. Still doesn't work. The dispenser can be manually triggered. So the problem does seem to be electrical. Not sure where to go from here without a wiring diagram. Any suggestions?

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Mine dishwasher (a Maytag) did this also. At first it was becoming stuck because of the soap. My repair guy cleaned it and I switched to liquid soap and it worked great another 2 years then did it again. That time it was just wore out and had to be replaced. I was told it was no longer available but we found it here http://www.repairclinic.com/and our repair guy installed it. He was amazed because he had even called everywhere.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Soap dispenser

To remove the Outer Door, open the door and remove the
six T-20 Torx screws located three on each side of the Inner
Stainless Door, Fig. 7-1.
Return the door back to its upright position, and bring the
bottom of the Door Panel out toward you, then slide the top of
the panel down and out from under the Facia Panel, Fig. 7-2.
As the Outer Door is being removed, the left or right Door
Guards may shift or fall out of place, Fig. 7-3.
To reposition them, slide them back in over the hinge, Fig. 7-4,
lining up the door guard square tab with the hinge lever
square notch.
Please note: Door Guards must be in place before
reinstalling the Door Panel. Door Guards are
not used on SHI or SHV models.
Once the Outer Door has been removed the following components become visible.
1. Dispenser Assembly
2. Condensation Tube
3. Upper Wiring Harness
4. Door Guards
5. Door Seal
6. Bituminious Insulation
7. Cloth Fiber Insulation
Also note the Toe Kick, item 8, and the Toe Kick Mounting Screws, item 9.
The Dispenser Assembly operates via a PTC
Actuator (wax motor), item 1.
When voltage is applied to the Actuator it
advances a Combination Lever, item 2.
The Combination Lever allows the Soap Door to open,
and later in the cycle dispenses the Rinse Agent.
To remove the Actuator, first disconnect the
Wiring Connector. Then, using a small
screwdriver, release the locking tab….
…and bring the Actuator out from the Dispenser.
Please note: The Combination Lever cannot be
replaced individually, but only as
part of a new Dispenser Assembly.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher soap dispenser won't open during cycle

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

Posted on Feb 16, 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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SOURCE: Bosch Dishwasher

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR DISHWASHER?

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Warning!To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect yourappliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break theconnection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do anytroubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because somecomponents may have sharp edges, use caution while working on yourappliance.

There's an error code on the digital display

It doesn't work at all
It cleans poorly
There's no water entering the machine
The water doesn't drain from the machine
It's noisy
It leaks
The dry cycle has problems
The door has problems
The cycle doesn't complete
I see an error code
The detergent cup doesn't open
The cycle times are too long

Hope this may help;

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