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Soap Does Not Always Dispense from the Soap Dispenser

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Maytag Dishwasher, built-in, Model MDB6000AWB
How do we correct a problem when the soap does not dispense from the soap dispenser? It sets up like putty in the dispenser.
It will be fine for a few days then will have the problem for a day or two and then be okay for a few days. We have the problem 2 to 3 times per week.

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  • lamarday Jul 07, 2010

    I will work with this for a few days and see if i have any more problems.
    Thanks.

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Hi. If there is still detergent in the dispenser when the load is done, make sure the cycle has actually finished, and make sure that nothing has blocked the dispenser cup from opening fully. Otherwise, you may have old detergent crowding your dispenser. Discard the old detergent and use fresh detergent if this is the case. With that said; If the detergent cup doesn't open, check the detergent cup, the bi-metal switch or wax motor, and the main control device. Make sure that no dishes are blocking it from opening.

The bi-metal switch I mentioned above is activated by the main control device and is an electrically operated device that bends when energized. It uses two different metals that are bonded together. As they warm up, they expand at different rates causing the metal to bend. The degree of bending can be set with a high degree of precision. There are many devices that use the bi-metal switch technology. A lot of newer dishwashers use a wax motor instead of the bi-metal switch. The wax motor has a wax block that warms up when the main control device energizes it. The wax expands as it warms up, and it pushes a plunger that opens the detergent dispenser door. Depending on how your dishwasher is wired, the switch may be wired through the motor circuitry or through the heating element. If the heating element is broken, there will be no electricity to properly energize the switch or heat the wax block in the wax motor to open the cup. If the motor is not energized, properly, the bi-metal switch will fail to operate properly, or the wax motor wax block will not warm up to expand and push the plunger, correctly.

On many dishwashers, an actuator arm links the main control device to the detergent dispenser cup. When the main control device reaches the correct time of the cycle, it activates a lever that opens the cup. If this link is broken or in any other respect faulty, the cup will stay closed,thus, not dispensing the detergent into the dishwasher. Check this linkage for faults. If there is a fault in this area, repair it or replace it.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Jul 07, 2010

    NOTE_ In your case, the wax motor will be the culprit or the connecting wiring at the motor circuit or heating element. I suspect that this may be a near by dish obstruction that is intermittently blocking the door on occasion.Run the unit empty for a couple of washes. if the dispenser works perfectly during the empty washes, this will confirm that there are dishes blocking the door when it is loaded form time to time. If you experience the same dispenser faults when the unit is ran empty, this will isolate the problem and confirm that the wax motor is damaged.

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