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The soap packet is not dissolving and dispursing soap during wash cycle, but soap door does open.

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The water isn't getting hot


If the water to your kitchen tap is above 120 to around 145 your machine is getting hot water. If not your need to adjust your hot water heater.
It is fine to open the DW door during the wash cycle. The unit will hold the wash cycle. Open the door during the start of the wash cycle (not rinse) and see it the dispenser door is open. If not it could be the timer is not sending the proper signal to the dispenser on when to open. This would be a timer issue and you would want to replace the timer. I doubt that this is it but it is possible.
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The detergent packet doesn't dissolve. The dishwasher seems to go through the cycles ... the dishes are wet. However I find the detergent packet in the bottom of the dishwasher.


Hello- Water flow, temperature, and pressure inside determine whether this little packet will dissolve.  Sump blockages or pump /motor weakness both effect amount water spraying inside. Some of these packets don't dissolve in time to enter wash water. Start by using powder or gel again. If it still leaves soap residue, other pump/motor issues exist. Let me know if this info helps- have more if needed. Thanks- ED
 

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When I fill up both soap dispensers, only one is empty after the wash. The cover never releases the other soap. It says fill both and then cover the right side. But after the dishes are washed - the...


The electric solenoid that opens the dispenser has failed. It is possible to replace it but you will probably have to disassemble the door to do it. An alternative might be to use a detergent tablet only in the open cup. It will partially dissolve during the pre-wash and what remains to dissolve in the main wash may be enough to get the dishes clean. Try this if the cost of replacing the solenoid is too high.

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The soap packet doesn't dissolve, it remains intact at the bottom of the machine at the end of the cycle.


don,t use those packets stay with powder or liquid dishwasher soap. the packets need a lot of heat to dissolve,.

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My soap won't dissolve during the cycle.


You are not getting enough water or you are losing the water during wash cycle. Is you dishwasher new or older? How is it plumbed in? If it is plumbed through the floor you will have to put and air gap in to keep the water in it. All tall tub dishwasher have to be plumbed properly.

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2 things will lead to soap not dissolving, first is cold water, so make sure you have hot enough water. second and more likely is the dispenser is not opening at the proper time , instead fully opens at end of cycle during the dry cycle never even getting wet, and washing dishes with no soap, id replace the dispenser or make sure your not stacking items in front of dispenser hindering the opening. also powder is best, tabs and gelpack put undo stress on the dispenser door not always allowing full operation...

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Soap packets don't melt/disolve


sounds as if you amy have a problem with the dispensor door not opening correctly perhaps opening at end of cycle when all water is already released.Ive seen that sometimes the "tabs" or "packets of detegent are too tall and interfere with normal opening of the latch mechanism. manufacture would reccommend using powder instead.

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Soap door won't open during wash cycle


its either the dispenser or the timer/pcb.

Mar 01, 2008 | Dishwashers

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Soap door won't open during wash cycle


IT SEEMS YOU SOAP DOOR HAS A BAD SOLENOID ACUATOR OR RELAY

Jan 17, 2008 | Kenmore 24 in. 16592 Built-in Dishwasher

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Detergent will not dispense during the wash cycle


Something simple you can check is to make sure the spring that flips open the door is not broken or caked up with detergent.

As for the soap not dissolving, I've had similar problems and the only solution I've found is to make sure you are not blocking  the spray jet on the bottom from hitting the soap drawer.

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