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.
I just ordered a detergent assembly for my Bosch dishwasher. When I took the door panels apart to access the assembly, I didn't realize I could take off just one panel and ended up removing the screws that mount the door to the spring loaded hinges. My issue now is reattaching the door panel to the spring loaded hinges. I anticipate it is going to be difficult under the strain of the springs. Can you suggest the best way to reattach the door panel? Perhaps disengage the spring tension on the hinges from underneath and then reattach after the door panel is reattached? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Answer Hello Todd,
The easiest way I have found to do this is by using Romex style wiring, (same as home wiring) with no insulation to tie the hinges down while I attach the door panel to the hinges. You can use this method to get the screws started without tightening them down. Clip off the wires and pull them clear of the assembly and tighten them down. These copper wires are strong enough to hold the springs down to get the screws started, is flexible enough to work with easily, and is easily removed by clipping off with wire cutters. This makes it the easiest way to get the panel attached to the door panel without pulling the unit from its' installed position.
Soap dispenser does not open during wash cycle, but everything else looks ok. I dont have test equiment for voltage. Would it most likely be that the dispenser unit needs to be replaced?
Most likely the detergent dispenser would be causing the issue of the door not opening but there is a possibility that the control board may not be sending the message to open. It is always best to test the product to determine failure.
The soap dispenser will not open during a wash cycle.
Answer Hello Joe,
The soap dispenser is the most obvious cause of this failure but, the control can also cause the issue. You can test at the dispenser for 120Vac. If the voltage isn't sent there, the board is the obvious issue.