The detergent dispenser door does not open. 1) I assume that I will need to replace the whole dispenser, is this correct? 2) If so, is this part (MFG Number 8558129) compatible with my model? 3) Is this a very complicated repair for a novice that can follow simple to moderate instructions, or is it worth paying someone with experience? Thank you for your help! Neal
Answer Neal, Yes the complete dispenser assembly will need to be replaced. and the 8558129 / 8558129 is the correct part to order and install. It isn't a very difficult repair to perform, as long as you have some basic hand tools and basic knowledge and skills. Remove power to the dishwasher, open the door and remove all the inner door liner screws, then separate the door liner from the door assembly, disconnect the wires from the solenoid and remove the six(6) dispenser mounting screws, and slide the dispenser out of the opening. Reverse the process and test the dishwasher and dispenser for operation.
Does it matter which wire goes on which terminal of the Soap Dispenser?
it would not matter which wire goes on which terminal of the soap dispenser as it is not polarity sensitive.
How do I replace the part in the Kenmore dishwasher?
Answer Hello Ron,
After the power has been turned off and verified no power is to the unit, the door liner will have to be removed by removing the screws around the perimeter of the inside of the door assembly. Once removed, you will see six screws holding the dispenser in. When these are removed, the old dispenser will come out. Be sure to install the gasket just in case it is loose in the box. After putting the screws into the new one, re-assembly in the reverse order of dis-assembly.