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Soap Not Mixing

The soap is not draining from my kenmore. The soap stays in the holder and clumps up and stays inside. Any ideas

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  • adhumphre Jul 30, 2008

    powder

  • jlillie Nov 04, 2008

    I am using Cascade powder and the soap is not entirely dispensing, leaving wet clumps in the container and dishes looking like they're not clean.

  • Kevin Arseneau
    Kevin Arseneau May 11, 2010

    Are you using liquid soap or tablets?

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Inside the soap holder there is a small spring and sometimes that comes under causing it not to open during the wash. If that is fine and you are using liquid soap try pulling a cople glasses of hot water on the latch and give it good clean because it soemtimes gets jammed up. Anymore questions give me a shout.

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Dispenser lid is open. Caked powder at (what would be during normal operation) bottom edge of soap dispenser or caked powder fallen onto dishes or dishwasher bottom. There may be loose powder in rest of dispenser or spilled down inside door or onto dishes underneath dispenser.

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The soap dispenser needs to swing open during the wash cycle. In many dishwashers the top tray has an indentation as wide as the lid of the dispenser. This allows the top tray to be as large deep as possible while still allowing space for the dispenser lid to open. People often pack their dishwasher with things overhanging this gap.

During the wash cycle the catch will release but the overhanging cutlery or crockery prevents the lid from opening all but a few degrees. Some water will splash in but not enough to wash out the soap powder. The soap powder at the bottom of the dispenser will then cake.

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