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Dry Dishwasher Soap Still in dispenser after wash.

After we run a wash cycle, there is still soap in the soap dispenser, not much and wet, not totally dissolved.
What should I look for?
I ran an empty wash cycle with just Jet dry dishwasher cleaner, it didn't help

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  • mnichter Aug 31, 2008

    we were first having problems with our soap dispmeser door not opening...now it opens but we are not getting the soap to be dissolved in the cycle...

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So here it is...
get a screw driver (you may need a "star" head driver as well), get in there and take out all that you can and clean it (it all comes out pretty easily)...you will find a lot of undisolved soap and hard water build up...rinse it, scrape it, vacuum it...just get out as much as you can...keep note of how you took it apart so you can put it back together...then put 1/2 to a whole gallon of vinegar in and run a cycle (hi-temp if you have that option)...if it was like mine most of your sprayers were gummed up and the water just wasn't moving through the machine...

to avoid this problem...use half of what you have been using of your detergent...and only fill the "pre rinse" section if you are doing pots and pans....and then only fill that half way as well.
after that run a few cups of vinegar through on an empty cycle once a month...
whole job (not including the wash cycle) 1.5 hours...

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