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THE DETERGENT DOOR DOES NOT OPEN AFTER HEATING AT 60c , AND THE DISHES ARE NOT CLEAN

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Krazytech
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SOURCE: not cleaning dishes

sounds like you are not getting enough or any water a check the water level when it fills... let me know

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

rickzilla
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SOURCE: Dishes not getting clean, white film

Hello cljjtm,
You will need to clean the wash arm and unclog the spray holes.. use white vinegar to break down the soap deposit and a sharp metal tool such as an awl to free these holes up from any build up.. white vinegar may be applied while unclogging the openings..
Then, once the spray arm holes are freed of deposits..Start with an empty dishwasher.. and then start a wash on the hottest available setting and then after a few minutes of it cycling.. pause it and add a cup or two of white vinegar to the wash ( the white vinegar should break down any soap residue and allow it to be rinsed away)..once complete.. use about 1/3 less detergent than you have been. See if that gets your DW back in working order.. Hope that helps..
Regards,
Rick

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

rylee_smith
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SOURCE: Dishwasher does not clean well

Hi

Kindly check for the following :

1. Check the water temperature. Should be 125 to 140 F.
2. Check pump re-circulation., Listen, see if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
3. Check water level when the fill cycle has completed. Should be just under the heating element. If not, possibly need to replace the water inlet valve.
4. Check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks.
5. Check to make sure dishwasher is draining after each cycle. There should only be a little water in the bottom of the tub.
6. Make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
7. Possibly try a different detergent. Some liquid-gels will bubble and a pump cannot pump bubbles.
Please revert for any clarifications.

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Rylee

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

VtToolMan
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SOURCE: Dishwasher 3 in 1 detergent tablet not dissolving.

I believe that the instructions for using these 3-in-1 tablets is to place it in the open dish detergent cup, rather than in the closable compartment, since the tablet needs to get doused by a lot of water in oder to fully dissolve and be effective in getting the dishes clean.

Since the tablets are designed to dissolve more slowly, they are able to be used for the entire range of washing cycles. If it's a constant problem and you don's have an open detergent cup below or next to your closed detergent dispenser, just toss it into the bottom of the dishwasher instead.

The reason that the tablet isn't getting dissolved fully is because the door is preventing the tablet from dropping all the way out and the door is shielding the tablet from quite a bit of water spray.

Another option is to take a look at your owners manual for the dishwasher and see if they recommend these all-in-one tablets versus regular powered detergent and liquid rinse aid.

Hope that helps and best regards!

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: dishwasher detergent door won't release soap

There's an answer at: http://www.partselect.com/dishwasher+cup-wont-open+repair.htm.

Pretty in depth, but not a simple fix.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

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