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FIXED KDPE334GPS0 Detergent Dispenser Not Opening

gijoecam

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Location
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Model Number
KDPE334GPS0
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
1-5 years
Hi, everyone!

I have a 4 year old Kitchen Aid KDPE334GPS0 whose detergent door seems to have quit working. How can I check and see if it's the board or the wax motor on the dispenser? When I pulled my kick plate off, the envelope where the service manual should be was empty. I installed it myself, but have zero recollection of removing the service manual, so I'm not sure where the heck it disappeared to?

After a bit of reading here, I was able to get the dishwasher into test mode, but I have no instructions on what to do from there to test it? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks!

Edited to add: well, I think I found the issue, but unfortunately, I'm not sure how to fix it!

I found the service manual in the sink. Apparently when I went to brush the dust bunnies off the insulation, the manual fell out of the folder and into the sink!

I removed the front panel and found that one of the purple wires that feeds the dispenser broke off right at the connector. (Photos attached). How the heck do I fix this now? I don't see an easy way to correct this... Perhaps a new connector is in order? I'm guessing this little thing probably can't be easily disassembled to replace the wire?

While I had it open, I checked the resistance, and the dispenser read 290 ohms, which is perfect. (Manual says 260-300).

Thanks again!
 

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jeff1

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Hi,

Looks like new wire harness time as those type of connectors are normally not available to us as a seperate part.

LINK> Wire harness

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jeff sr.
 

gijoecam

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Thanks. I figured as much

I found a local repair guy who happened to have an old harness that appears to have the connections I. We'd. The wires are blue instead of violet, but I think it should work. Will be trying it this evening. Fingers are crossed!
 

gijoecam

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As Red Green says, if they don't find ya handsome, they should at least find ya handy!

Success!

Ran a quick wash and success!!
 

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