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The dishes are not getting cleaned recently, and the soap dispenser isnt opening and closing correctly. The soap is getting hard in the dish. What can I do?

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  • levine977 Sep 02, 2010

    where can I get the soap dispenser and how do I check the temperature of the water?

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I would either replace the soap dispenser and/or make sure your water temperature is hot. If it's not hot, your heating element may not be getting the water hot enough to fully open the soap tray or clean the dishes.

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Sep 03, 2010

    You can get the dispenser at daysappliance .com or partselect . com

    You can use a thermometer or dishwasher temp test strips found here:

    http://www.drillspot.com/products/450121...

    You can also test the heating element.


    First, open the door and look into the tub and locate the heating
    element (if it is covered, remove the lower dish rack and cover). The
    heating element has two terminals which extend through the bottom of the
    tub, note the general location where they go through.

    To access the heating element's wiring. Then remove the lower panel located beneath the door. The panel
    is usually held in place with two screws either above or below
    the panel. It may be necessary to first open the door to the dishwasher
    to reach the screws over the panel, then close the door to remove
    the panel.

    Look into the lower access area
    and locate where the terminals come through the tub. Each terminal
    has a wire connected to it. Label the wires and the terminals
    so that they can be properly reconnected. Pull the wire off of
    each terminal; they are connected with a slip on connector. Firmly
    pull the connector, do not pull on the wire. You may need to use
    a pair of needle-nose pliers. Inspect the connector and terminal
    for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced


    Test the resistance
    of the heating element using a multitester.
    Set the multitester to the ohms setting X1 and touch one probe
    to each of the terminals. A normal reading will be somewhere between
    infinity and zero. The exact reading differs by manufacturer and
    model. If the indicator does not move (infinite resistance) or
    moves to the other extreme of the scale (zero resistance) then
    the element is damaged and should be replaced.




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