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Dishwasher Issues My dishwasher is not properly dispensing the dishwasher soap. The flap on the soap container seems to be opening, but the soap is always caked in there after the cycle is finished. I have tried leaving the soap flap open, but that just seems to deposit soap particles on the dishes in the front of the bottom rack. Also, there is often a greasy film left on many of my dishes. Is this a soap issue or a water issue? I am very frustrated! Can you help?

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  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    I have the same problem, plus my rinsing agent is not dispensing. It looks like other sites have suggested replacing this part. Has anyone had any luck doing this?

  • st83sm Mar 23, 2009

    Has anyone found a solution for this problem? I am having the same problem with my Maytag 9100. Soap is always left caked in the dispenser at the end of the cycle. I am also suspicious that the rinse aid is not dispensing. Thanks.

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I would try using a different soap or less of your current soap.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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