Soap will not dispense. Could it be the Bi-metal?
Answer Hello Del. Yes the Bi-metal is probably the issue as to why the soap will not dispense. Dishwashers use Bi-Metal strip to allow the dispenser to open/close. This strip when it heats up causes the soap door spring to open up the dispenser. If this strip is not heated it doesn't allow the door to open. The strip may not be getting 120V or maybe disconnected. Newer dishwashers use a wax motor to open the soap dispenser. The plunger inside the wax motor slowly moves and pushes the plunger and door open. And, if this wax motor doesn't receive 120 volts, then it'll not work. Please check the voltage to the wax motor/Bi-metal strip; also inspect the connections to these. Hope this helps.
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