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!