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Soap dispenser doesn't open for wash cycle

I have a Frigidaire dishwasher, model DW4650P*1, and the soap dispenser does not open correctly. I have cleaned it out and scrubbed off any dried soap, etc. What can I do to fix it?

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    Hi, soap dispenser will not open up during cycle. What gives please help

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Soap dispenser door does not open during wash cycle frigidaire dishwasher...when cycle is totally finished i see the door is open and soap just plopped out but didn't go too far...you just see the glob of soap about a foot away from dispenser kind of seems like it opened at the very end of entire cycle...why is that?/ how can i fix it? thank you

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Soap door opens during cycle, but soap does not dispense??


Hello Eric, thank you for your post!

I understand that the dispenser on your Frigidaire dishwasher opens but the soap is not dispensing into your dishwasher. How old is your dishwasher soap? If it is around a year old you may need to discard it and use a new soap. Also check to make sure when you stack dishes that they are not obstructing the arms from reaching the dispenser. Make sure your spray arms are clear of any debris that could block the distribution of water inside of your dishwasher. You may need to connect with a professional technician for proper repairs if these steps do not correct your issues. I hope this information is helpful to you. -Matt

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I have a Frigidaire Dishwasher Model # FFBD2411NS0A. It cycles but does not clean AND the soap dispenser does not open during cycle. Im handy but not an electrician. Is this a power issue or.....?


You will need remove the door panel and look at the device directly behind the soap dispenser. It will have 2 wires to it. If the wires look OK and not unplugged, that little device will probably need replaced. Thats what opens the soap cup.

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I have a Frigidaire Dishwasher Model # FFBD2411NS0A. It cycles but does not clean AND the soap dispenser does not open during cycle. Im handy but not an electrician. Is this a power issue or.....?



Good afternoon Derek, I appreciate your post!

I understand that you are experiencing an issue with your Frigidaire dishwasher not cleaning and not dispensing soap. This may be a possible issue with your dispenser, water, or soap. I would suggest when you load your dishwasher to make sure no plate or stemware is blocking the dispenser. Also if the water pressure coming into your dishwasher is not between 20-120 PSI it will not provide enough pressure to open the dispenser or dissolve the soap. The water temperature should be above 120 and below 130. If you review all these troubleshooting steps and continue to have issue it could be a possible problem with your spray arms or motor. I would then recommend seeing assistance from a professional. This may help you avoid unnecessary part purchases. I hope this information is helpful. -Matt

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Soap dispenser doesn't open during wash cycle


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There are three common problems that cause the Soap Dispenser or Cup not toopen. I have a tip that will explain these problems in detail....

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My soap dispenser is not opening during the wash cycle,so the there is no soap being dispensed during the wash. This has always worked before, then one day it just stopped opening. What's the problem?


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Soap does not dispense from cup.


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Soap dipenser


Try this... Wipe out the soap dish with white vinegar and a soft cloth.. make sure you get everything off the edges of the door and look for any nicks, blemishes or deformation of the dispenser door to make sure it is not mechanically binding up when it is cycled open. If Ok.. then.. clean your drain filter.. then.. start a wash cycle using the hottest setting ( without any dishes) .. and after about 10 minutes or so.. stop the process and open the door and add in 2 cups of white vinegar.. Let it complete the wash cycle.. When complete..try running a dishless cycle on any setting with detergent ( use about 1/3 less than you usually use) and see if that dispense adequately. If that works, then the next time you load the washer. make sure you don't have anything up against or limiting the door from opening. Hope this helps..

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both have a wax motor on them that needs to be replaced you just remove the panel and replace the wax motor is what its called

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