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Lately the soap remains in the dispenser, dried and caked in (I have to dig it out with a sharp object, as it becomes a solid piece). I have also tried gel soaps, but find them in the bottom of the dishwasher, partially intact. The mistery is this does not happen all the time, but most of the time! I've checked the water pressure and the water temperature: both seem to be fine. The dishwasher does run a full cycle. Is it time to buy a new one? Would you also be able to tell me what year this model is? Thank you!!! Florence

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How old is your dishwasher? That should tell you whether you need to buy a new one. If you still have the manual that comes with it it should tell you what model that is is.

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it is highly recomended that you use powder detergent only absolutley no blocks or tabs or gels

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SOURCE: Soap does not seem to dissolve or clean

Probably a sticky dispenser door. Run for a few times with the dispenser open and put a tablet in the cultery basket

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Dishes on lower rack are not getting very clean,

Check the water intake screen for sediment. Sometimes if sediment partially clogs the screen, the water pressure is lowered significantly enough to cause these conditions.
If you send me the make & model of your DW I'll tell you where the intake screen is. Sometimes its on the bottom which is a pain because you have to pull the DW out of the cabinetry...

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Try cleaning out soap disp. it my be blocked you could be using to much soap.hop this works thanks

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SOURCE: my soap cup (using gel soap) doesn't empty and

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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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The dishwasher detergent dispensor door opens, but it does not eject the detergent into the tub. The detergent cakes, and the dishes remain dirty. Additionally, the dishwasher has become much louder than...


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