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MDB3100 Soap Dispenser Problem

You advised to change water inlet valve, which I did. It works, but soap is still left in the cups even after a heavy cycle. Only used 1 Tbsp in each side, water seems hot and pressure good. Any ideas?

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  • MtrBao Jun 17, 2008

    Thanks for this, it looks like very good advice and I will certainly give it a shot this weekend. Then will give proper follow up, including rating. Thanks for such a detailed response.

  • MtrBao Jun 23, 2008

    Your help was great in replacing the water inlet valve, but other issues surfaced. Decided to just replace it instead of messing with it further. Fam was getting on me to get it done, and didn't want to pay a guy to fix a machine nearing the end of its service life. Will definitely be back on this site, as the help from you has been outstanding.

  • MtrBao Jun 24, 2008

    Thanks again, I saw that the water level after the 10-sec delay after main fill was just touching the heating element. It didn't lose level, it just didn't fill quite high enough, so at that point I figured it could've been a float and/or a float switch problem. But I just got sick of messing with it basically. Kind of a cop out on my part, as I'm sure if I had more time to deal with it, your advice would've been just what was needed to get the job done. But like I said the washer had been down for about a month, and the natives were getting too restless.

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In the main wash, once it fills completely, stop the cycle, ccount to 10 then open the door and observe the water level. It should be filled to over the heat element and covering the pump cover. If you observe that then it is ok there. If the water level starts falling then you have a siphon issue. Your drain hose must then be adjusted to go across the top of the dishwasher and then form and form a dip or a loop so that you have a "trap" in the line and then attach it to your drain connection. Elevating the hose and forming a trap should eliminate the water drainage. Also, if the water level is correct, you should be able to listen to the wash arms rotating with a rhythmic, whoosh... whoosh, sound. If you observe this then it has to wash the soap out. If the water level is normal and you don't hear the whooshing, then you will have a possible filter or pump issue, which will require disassembly and inspection.The filter can be removed and cleaned under running water, using an old toothbrush,or similar brush to clean the holes. Also, you will want to inspect the upper and lower wash arms for obstructions or lime build up. Follow the link below for disassembly procedures and parts.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/smartsearch.aspx
Good luck!
Post me back if you need any more assistance.
Dave E. (Illeagle)

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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    David Emmel Jun 22, 2008

    Hello,



    Just checking back to see if you neede any further assistance.



    Dave E. (Illeagle)

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    David Emmel Jun 24, 2008

    Thank you for your very generous rating! I am disheartened to hear that you had other problems that led you to replace the unit, but sometimes that happens. I always strive to put forth my best advice, so if I can be of service to you in the future, just ask me.



    Thanks again,

    Dave E. (Illeagle)

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