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Bosch dishwasher soap dispenser doesn't open regularly

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.


This has become a popular issue with the newer style Bosch dishwasher, and I don`t know if this is the case in your situation, however if using "cubed" or "gel pack" type detergents the dispenser will often get stuck therefore preventing opening.

At a recent service seminar for the Bosch SHX/SHE "Evolution/Ascenta" series dishwasher`s I attended, it was suggested if a client is using the "cubed/gel pack" or even liquid detergent either place the cubes directly into the bottom of the dishwasher or in the case of liquid, switch to powder detergent since both liquid and cubes seem to have an issue of causing this problem.

I understand from experience of presenting this with many clients it may at first appear inconvenient or unacceptable, and many will balk at the idea. Unfortunately it is a reality and no physical repair to the machine will remedy the issue.

Try the suggestion and let me know how you find the unit performs. In my experience the unit actually will perform better actually, as the detergent`s nowadays without "phosphate" require a longer period to dissolve completely and therefore often don`t work nearly as well when being dispensed from the "cup/dispenser".

I`ll watch for your reply on the result or if you need further assistance. Thank you for choosing FixYa. Please take a moment to rate the info provided here today and a testimony if you feel it`s warranted.

Good luck.

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Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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Hi Dirty Dish gang.
After having 2 appliance repairmen here, I now have the latest scoop on our dishwasher problems, $200 later!
Los Angeles IS currently having hard water issues. Also, all the new cleaning gels etc. are actually a cause of our dishwasher problems.  
So, here is what we need to do:
1. Use Cascade POWDER detergent only.  Make sure is is just "plain" no "scented" or "complete"  or gel, etc. (I have tried a phosphate free powder and gel and this is a cause of our problem as well!) 2. Use Jet Dry in the dispenser (set it to a 2-3 opening) 3. Make sure water is at least 120 degrees 4. Only run dishwasher on "normal" setting.  All others just run it longer, hence causing more water stains. 5. Do not pre-wash dishes! You can knock of chunks with a "non" soapy brush, but don't rinse (the oils actually help to clean the dishes) 6.  Do not wash sponges in dishwasher.
Acid Wash: The repairman just gave my washer an Acid Wash today. It says it is an acid derived from lemon, I got mine from Carters appliance in Torrance, CA for about $19. I am to run a normal cycle with the above mentioned Cascade after this "acid cycle" is finished.
If you are still having problems:
Monthly maintenance: Glass Magic: Buy a box of Glass Magic (near the Cascade)  Use 1 Tbsb in main detergent compartment of dishwasher along with the Cascade, till washer starts working again. White Vinegar: You can run an empty dishwasher with white vinegar once a month.  Fill a bowl with 2 cups vinegar and place on bottom rack.  Then run as a normal cycle...this allows vinegar to disperse slowly.
So far it seems to be working.  Good luck.

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disasemble the pump housing and remove the debris that are located in the housing, not enough pump pressure to spin the spray arms to desolve the detergent

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SOURCE: The soap dispenser on my bosch dishwasher doesn't open

it is agood manual solution but if you want to rea ly fix that there is {an electrical order reach at suitable time to open the dispenser it come from electronic circuit to elecronic lock which catch the
dispenser so one of those parts may be fualty

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Need to replace dispenser. I have access to that part; let me know.

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SOURCE: Smeg Dishwasher SA 620 X-Soap dispenser won't open!

Sounds like the solenoid in the dispenser has failed. Youll need to replace it

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Rob

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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