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Dishwasher detergent door won't release soap

Hello, I own a Kenmore dishwasher, model 665.1677580 and the detergent door won't open to release the soap. The detergent cup and door are clean, the dish rack doesn't interfere and the door uses a bimetal switch. Any tips on how to test the switch or a timer?
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Bob

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  • LYB923 Jun 25, 2008

    I have a Kenmore with the same problem (not sure of model).  I was blaming the detergent.  Have you found a solution?

  • llchildress Oct 07, 2008

    I also have a Kenmore with this problem--and it's driving me crazy! Even when I pre-wash most everything I'm having to rewash most of the top rack anyways because I think it's spraying around a lot of dirty water and no soap. And of course, my warranty ran out about 1 week before this started and I declined renewel. Has anyone tried replacing the detergent dispenser?

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    Same problem, different manufacturer. Can anyone tell me what opens the detergent powder door during the wash cycle?



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It could be as sinple as a broken sring that forces the door open. If the door will not hold itself completely open, that is possibly the real issue.

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There's an answer at: http://www.partselect.com/dishwasher+cup-wont-open+repair.htm.

Pretty in depth, but not a simple fix.

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

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