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DETERGENT DISPENSER I'M NEW TO THE WORLD OF DISHWASHERS AND JUST MOVED INTO NEW HOUSE WITH EXISTING DISHWASHER, OLDER TYPE BOSCH (MODEL UNKNOWN). DETERGENT DISPENSER WILL NOT OPEN DURING CYCLES, HOW CAN i FIX THIS PLEASE? ALSO DO PLATES ON BOTTOM DRAWER FACE INTOWARD THE MIDDLE OF WAHSER OR AWAY TOWARDS THE WALLS? WOW, I DO SOUND DUMB!

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Hi the plates and bowels should face into the center of the dishwasher, the spray arm spins at the top and bottom from and sprays outward, check that you are using the soap dispenser and not the rince agent cups, also check to make sure it will spring open , ifall that is good then you may have a bad wax motor or a loose conection. at the wax motor. let me know

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Please don't type in all CAPS, it is considered SHOUTING and is harder to read.

This is an unknown make in North America.

Normally the detergent fits into a compartment in the door. You can just add a tablet to the inside floor where the strainer is.

https://www.google.com/search?q=JOST+WP+5+A+MINI+DISHWASHER

Correctly stating the model number as WP5A helps though!

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  2. Check for Mechanical Issues: Examine the dispenser latch and mechanism for any signs of damage or wear. Ensure that the latch is engaging properly and that there are no loose or broken parts. If any components are damaged, they may need to be replaced.
  3. Test the Dispenser Solenoid: The soap dispenser may be controlled by a solenoid that releases it at the appropriate time during the wash cycle. Check if the solenoid is functioning correctly by performing a continuity test using a multimeter. If the solenoid is defective, it may need to be replaced.
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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 dishwasher dispenser doesn't work the detergent container may need to be replaced.


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AND since this is an older model always rinse any food or debris from the dishes before placing them into the machine. Joe

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