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Whirlpool adp8540 - goes throught the wash cycle without the soap door opening, the water gets into the soap box, and the powder or tablet (I've tried all the brands) are wet but remain in the soap box. When I flick the level on the soap box, works just fine, just doesn't happen during the wash cycle.

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  • mara901 Sep 16, 2010

    checked the racks, gave them a good shake and push, dishwasher worked perfectly, there was a part of the cup holder sticking just a bit, didn't notice it could have blocked the soap box door, but it was. thanks very much.

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Normally, the dispenser is waterproof when closed, so the detergent should not get wet. Most likely the actuator of the dispenser works and does open the door, but something is blocking it from opening all the way. Look for stuff not it its place, ie a dish behind the rack, silverware basket placed incorrect, or (most likely) reversed lower rack.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

  • gazzaz Oct 10, 2010

    I have the same model and the tablet is dropping out of the dispenser into the cutlery tray and is not dissolving. The dishwasher is 7 years old, and has been working Ok until just recently. Any advice you can give would be helpful.

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    First Choice Appliance Oct 12, 2010

    You have no water in the dishwasher during wash cycle. Check water valve, faucet, and water level switch (float)

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