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The soap tray is not opening at the correct time.

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The dispenser timing is controlled by the main control. If it is being signalled to open at the wrong time you will need to replace the main control. First I would make sure it consitently opens at the same time. The correct timing should be located on the tech sheet. The tech sheet is somewhere on your dishwasher , behind the control, toe kick, taped to the side. If you need help disassembling check out this link it will walk you thru replacing the control http://appliancehelponline.com/dishwashercontrol.html If the timing is off consitently replace the control if it is eratic the dispenser is the problem there are videos of dispensers at that site also.

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Occasionally, if the smaller pipes that deliver hot and cold water to the tray come adrift, this can spray water at the front of the machine. This water then has only one real way out - via the soap tray "hole". Most often this will be the cold water pipe as this has higher water pressure to cope with. The only way to check this is to take the top of the machine off.

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This is usually indicative of soemthing blocking the flow of water out of the soap tray, down the connecting pipe and in to the drum chamber.
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Dispenser lid is open. Caked powder at (what would be during normal operation) bottom edge of soap dispenser or caked powder fallen onto dishes or dishwasher bottom. There may be loose powder in rest of dispenser or spilled down inside door or onto dishes underneath dispenser.

Solution:

Keep the area around the soap dispenser lid clear when loading the top tray.

Explanation:
The soap dispenser needs to swing open during the wash cycle. In many dishwashers the top tray has an indentation as wide as the lid of the dispenser. This allows the top tray to be as large deep as possible while still allowing space for the dispenser lid to open. People often pack their dishwasher with things overhanging this gap.

During the wash cycle the catch will release but the overhanging cutlery or crockery prevents the lid from opening all but a few degrees. Some water will splash in but not enough to wash out the soap powder. The soap powder at the bottom of the dispenser will then cake.

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