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Maytag Dishwasher model Number DWU7802AAM. purchased 1996. We add detergent to the Main Wash cup and now it does not open to release the detergent during the wash cycle. Never had this problem before.

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There is a small motor on the back of the cup, inside of the door. This is a wax motor. It is a small red plunger style motor with two electrical connections.

If the mechanism is not worn or broken then the power to the motor needs to be checked with a multimeter to verify if it is getting power. If it is then the motor needs to be replaced.

If you are able to get an entire latch assembly this is the preferred replacement since there is a rather complex series of linkages and springs which need to be aligned properly. It is also a good idea to replace the latch grommet at this time since these are prone to leaking.

The motor assembly replacement will solve this issue over 90% of the time. f the motor does not get power then the controller is the next likely issue.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the bi-metal actuator might be burned out or defective. The bi-metal is a simple metal loop which acts as a latch for the dispenser door. As electricity is applied to the metal loop, the loop deforms and bends away from the latch, releasing it. If the bi-metal is burned out it won't deform or release the detergent door.


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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lever might need to be replaced.




Detergent Dispenser Cover

If the detergent dispenser cover is broken and the detergent dispenser doesn't work, the dispenser assembly should be replaced.




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If the dispenser will not release the detergent the actuator connected between the wax motor and the dispenser might be broken. Check the wax motor actuator and replace it if necessary.




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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser lid may have to be replaced.




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If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the problem is often related to the release mechanism. If the problem is with the dispenser itself, it may be easier to replace the entire dispenser.




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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open during the wash cycle the dispenser door spring may have to be replaced.




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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door latch may have to be replaced.




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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser door pin may have to be replaced.

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Dispenser Actuator

If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser actuator may have to be replaced.




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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the entire dispenser assembly may have to be replaced.

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Wax Motor

There is an electrically powered device called a wax motor which opens the detergent dispenser. If the dispenser is broken and will not open to release the detergent, the wax motor might need to be replaced.

Enter your model number to see parts for your dishwasher.


Bi-Metal

If the dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the bi-metal actuator might be burned out or defective. The bi-metal is a simple metal loop which acts as a latch for the dispenser door. As electricity is applied to the metal loop, the loop deforms and bends away from the latch, releasing it. If the bi-metal is burned out it won't deform or release the detergent door.

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If the dispenser is broken and doesn't open or close properly the dispenser slide may need to be replaced.

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If the dispenser is broken this dispenser kit may need to be replaced.

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