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The detergent latch won't open, therefore, dishes not getting clean. I've run it a couple times now, but still won't open. Any ideas?

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SOURCE: Detergent Fill Dispenser

The dispenser is usually controlled by an actuator of some type. This can consist of a small electric wax motor, switch or mechanical assembly. Some dispensers come equipped with an actuator as one complete assembly, while others have separate components that can be purchased separately. I would need your complete model number (located somewhere along to door opening) to be sure what type you have. I can locate a part number for you and give you some guidance on how to make the repairs yourself, if you wish to pursue this on your own and avoid the cost of a repairman. Post back with comments and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Detergent Dispenser does not open

It is located within the door assembly, close to the detergent dispenser cup. You will need to gain access to the inside of the door.

Posted on May 15, 2006

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SOURCE: Dishes not getting clean, white film

Hello cljjtm,
You will need to clean the wash arm and unclog the spray holes.. use white vinegar to break down the soap deposit and a sharp metal tool such as an awl to free these holes up from any build up.. white vinegar may be applied while unclogging the openings..
Then, once the spray arm holes are freed of deposits..Start with an empty dishwasher.. and then start a wash on the hottest available setting and then after a few minutes of it cycling.. pause it and add a cup or two of white vinegar to the wash ( the white vinegar should break down any soap residue and allow it to be rinsed away)..once complete.. use about 1/3 less detergent than you have been. See if that gets your DW back in working order.. Hope that helps..
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Rick

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Dishwasher does not clean well

Hi

Kindly check for the following :

1. Check the water temperature. Should be 125 to 140 F.
2. Check pump re-circulation., Listen, see if it sounds like it is spraying the water around with enough pressure.
3. Check water level when the fill cycle has completed. Should be just under the heating element. If not, possibly need to replace the water inlet valve.
4. Check the spray arm and pump cover for splits or leaks.
5. Check to make sure dishwasher is draining after each cycle. There should only be a little water in the bottom of the tub.
6. Make sure the dishes are loaded properly, or dishwasher is not overloaded.
7. Possibly try a different detergent. Some liquid-gels will bubble and a pump cannot pump bubbles.
Please revert for any clarifications.

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Rylee

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: My whisper quiet dishwasher is not cleaning the top rack dishes

I'm having the same problem. Did some testing and found that the sprayer on the top rack is not even moving and hence not getting any water. Not sure what to do.

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