Soap dispenser would not open during cycle

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Kyle From Yardley, PA

Apr 09, 2010

0 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Easy job and I'm no expert!
1. Open the dishwasher door
2. Remove the 8 torx screws holding the back of the door to the front of the door
3. Carefully separate the two
4. Locate the wax motor in question (there were 2 on my unit) and verified it was free to move, the spring action was working properly, etc.
5. Simply unclip the motor, pull the 2 wires, and replace in the same order

Upon the first cycle, we were delighted to find the soap door OPEN and the soap gone! (Whereas before the door would be closed and the soap still inside.)

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation

Part Number: PS2097161

In Stock