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Kenmore Elite soap dispenser door

gwh1bass

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The [soap dispenser] door on my Kenmore Elite dishwasher (approx 2 1/2 years old) fails to pop open at least every other time I run the dishwasher. This means the dishwasher has cycled without any dish soap being dispensed. Any ideas?



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Jake

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Hi,

If you can post the model# that would help us.

They make a couple different style detergent dispenser doors.

Jake
 

Dan O.

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Sorry but I'm not very familiar with the dispenser used on that model (see the following link).

LINK > Kenmore 665.15879000 Detergent Dispenser Asm.

It does look fairly simple, electrically controlled. I would hazard a guess that if it WAS receiving power when it should be operating but wasn't, it might be defective and need to be replaced. If it WASN'T getting power, the control system and wiring circuit to it might be suspect and need further investigation.

Unfortunately intermittent problems are often the hardest to isolate. Sometimes an appliance just has to be used until the failure becomes permanent so it can be found. :(

BTW. It doesn't look like individual parts for the dispenser are available separately, just the whole assembly.

JFYI

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