My detergent dispenser doesn't open during the wash cycle. I noticed the seal on the dispenser cover is deteriorating a bit. Could that be part of it? At what point in the cycle should it open?
Answer Hello Patti,
It is possible that the seal on the dispenser cover could keep door from opening but usually not likely. The unit will open the dispenser door at the beginning of the main wash cycle. If you put on normal it would fill and wash 2 times and on the 3rd fill is when the door is supposed to open. You can check voltage to the dispenser to see if it is getting proper power to allow door to open. If proper power is at dispenser then you would need to replace the dispenser assembly. You would check between white/orange and gray wires on the dispenser for 120vac. 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 dishwasher dispenser won't open when the wash cycle comes on.
Answer Hello Peter,
There are quite a few configurations in the dishwasher dispensers. Without a model number all I can do is advise to check the dispenser mechanism for voltage when it should open in the wash cycle. If voltage is there, replace the mechanism, (motor, wax motor, solenoid, etc...), and if there is no voltage, change the timer or control board. If you could re-post with a model number we can be more specific in the diagnosis, right down to the terminals and wire colors you need to check.
Taking off the detergent cup lid; how do you get the pin/spring out. Is it like replacing a watch band where you need a very small screw driver?? Thank You.
Answer Leo, you're right on the ball, Yes you will need to use a small blade screw driver to remove the two(2) lid hinge pins, Use the screwdriver to "slide" the pins towards the center of the door until they "clear" the door liner pin openings. Be careful, don't loose the the lid spring and remember the orientation, so the lid will "pop" open after the repair is complete. Good Luck and Thanks
Two questions. If I order the entire lid, will it include the pins and spring? Is the pin in the spring end the shorter of the two? That's what it says on parts list but it looks like the spring end would be longer.
Answer Hello Stan, the lid 99002354 will come with just the lid. If you need the the pins and springs they will have to be ordered separate. The spring is part number Y912547, the short hinge that is used on the spring end is Y912679 and the long hinge is 6-912678. Hope this helps!
I received the part and on the FSP bag it says "Easy to install", but there are no instructions. Please tell me how to install it. Thank you!
Answer Hello David! The short or long pin on the detergent cup will push in. This will allow the lid to be installed. Once the lid is in place, you can push the pin back out to hold the lid. Hope this helps!