My dishwasher can't 100% clean the dishes. there is always some tiny black dirt attached on some dishes/glasses, but majority are clean. I wonder if it is because this cap is missing?
You will want to open the pump and make sure that there is no debris collected in the pump or the sump that could cause this issue to occur. Also check the spray arms to make sure that they are not clogged up or have debris in them. You would also want to replace the door if it is missing as this can cause some issue since the detergent is being added at the prewash instead of the main wash.
I replaced the timer today only to find out that when I re-assembled the inside panel, the detergent cup filler cap will not lock into place. The spring is doing it's job but am I supposed to hold the cap shut when putting the panel back, and ,if so, how do you line it up with the arm? Thanks - Philip
Answer Phillip, You did remember to transfer the timer cam WD16X10007 from the original timer to the replacement timer, correct ? and it is installed on the timer shaft properly. This is the mechanism that activates the lever that locks and unlocks the detergent cup and rinse dispenser. If the cam is missing, or installed wrong, the mechanism won't operate.
Dishwasher is leaking from bottom of door, but gasket is ok. The fill cap is missing, however. Is that the probable cause of the leak? Also, what is the fill cap for?
You will want to check your spray arms for being clogged or cracked which will cause a wave action when spinning causing water to come out of the door. The fill cap is for the rinse aid dispenser and normally will not leak unless there is a crack in the rinse dispenser.