The soap dispenser is not opening during washing. Do I need to replace the whole dispenser (AP2834000) or just the lid (AP3195294)? Thanks.
Answer Hello Bill. If there is power going to the dispenser, then you will need to change the dispenser assembly. Hope this helps.
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I ordered a multimeter to check the dispenser, as it is not opening during the wash. I'm a little cloudy on how and when I should be testing it. I have a troubleshooting manual that indicates which contacts on the control unit to test, but from previous responses in this thread, it seems like I might have to time my reading to something? Hope you can clarify.
Answer Hello Ben. Yes, the dispenser opens during the wash cycle. You will have to sit and watch the meter and it will only energize for a few seconds. During each wash program, the
wax motor opens twice, once to
dispense detergent and again to
dispense rinse-aid. The wax
motor opens the same -- linkages open the detergent door &
operate the rinse-aid dosage plunger. Dispensers can have reed
switches or optical rinse-aid sensors.
You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My soap dispenser door won't stay closed. What should I do?
With the dispenser door not staying closed this would require a new lid which would come with the latch. The part number is 00182136.