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The soap dish opened, but the dishes were not cleaned. The soap remains on the door even after two or three wah cycles. Checked all of the buttons.

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  • djhuff42 Sep 07, 2010

    The flap does open -- the detergent is caked to the inside of the door following a cycle.
    I will follow up with your suggestion.

  • djhuff42 Sep 07, 2010

    Thee small container was filled with water.
    I am completing the cycle with no dishes in the unit.

  • djhuff42 Sep 08, 2010


    • I am using the correct detergent.

    • The water is hot during the wash cycle

    • At the end of the rinse cycle -- there was still water in the tub

    • Not a hard water problem

  • djhuff42 Sep 08, 2010

    Model number DWU9202AAE

  • djhuff42 Sep 09, 2010


    • I did not change who i was talking to?


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Since you mention that your dishwasher has a dispenser has a flap that opens but detergent does not come out, the problem could be the wash water is not getting to it.

Can you confirm if during wash cycle the water is circulating especially through the top wash arm.

Keep a small container on the top rack and see if there is water collected in it at the end of cycle. Alternatively run the dishwasher with door open (you will have to find a way to enable the door switch inside the latch).

Please post a comment to confirm what you observe.

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  • Sam Sep 08, 2010

    Forgot to mention - does the water heat up during the wash cycle. Some dishwashers require hot water connection to operate otherwise the detergent does not dissolve. Also are you using the detergent specified by manufacturer? If living in hard water area also make sure you have added the relevent Salt and Rinse aid content.



    Hope I can help you solve this problem soon.

  • Sam Sep 08, 2010

    Need you to provide the model no. of your Maytag dishwasher. I had asked you general questions for detergent not coming out but may have to investigate further for specific conditions of your model.



    Looks like you are not able to run the dishwasher with door open as I had suggested.



    Water collecting in containers means water is getting to the top shelf but hard to know if the wash arm is throwing it on the door and hence detergent dispensor. I am assuming you have cleaned the spray arms.



    Will need the model no.

  • Sam Sep 08, 2010

    Thanks for posting the model no. I noticed your query is locked to another fixya consultant at the moment. I will wait until it is released and then get back to you if still not fixed. cmmiuser01

  • Sam Sep 09, 2010

    I noticed the solution was locked to another expert and you have already rejected my attempts to assist you with finding a solution by giving a 2 finger rating.



    I hope you have solved the problem. cmmiuser01

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Hi.

If the door soap dispenser door does not open you usually need to replace the dispenser door switch. Problem is not uncommon.

Repair is carried taking apart the door to reach the switch and replacing it.

See:The soap dispenser drawer

To get parts and diagram Enter the model number on one of two websites here

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