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My 8 month old Bosch Ecosense soap dispenser has been sticking, so the whole cycle will run with no soap being used. I see a spring near the sliding dispenser door, which I cleaned with vinegar, but that dodnt seem to help. Seems to open and shut fine when I go to put the soap in, just not during cycle. Any ideas?

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Behind the dispensor door there is a small selanoid you will need to replace this, test to see if its open circuit, alternatively you can just place the detergent in side the machine before you put it on a wash cycle is this would have the same effect. the only cycle you can not do this on is the one with the prewash, I think its number 1.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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Mine dishwasher (a Maytag) did this also. At first it was becoming stuck because of the soap. My repair guy cleaned it and I switched to liquid soap and it worked great another 2 years then did it again. That time it was just wore out and had to be replaced. I was told it was no longer available but we found it here http://www.repairclinic.com/and our repair guy installed it. He was amazed because he had even called everywhere.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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SOURCE: soap dispenser door doesn't open during cycle of my Maytag dishwasher

Kqon, looks like your dispenser has a wax motor. I think the first thing you have to do is remove the inner door and inspect the soap dispensor assy. See if any of the moving parts are broken. This wax motor is 120V so you can run a cheater cord to it to see if it works, but be very careful when doing this. It will expand the plunger and open the flap. If the wax motor operates with 120V applied to it then you want to see if you have power coming from the timer. It will be the tan wire # 27 on the timer harness. You also want to make sure the spring and pin are in place on the dispenser flap. Your part number for the wax motor is 902899. Catriver.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwasher soap dispenser won't open during cycle

both have a wax motor on them that needs to be replaced you just remove the panel and replace the wax motor is what its called

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: soap door won't open during wash cycle

its either the dispenser or the timer/pcb.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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Well you can please follow the below steps -
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