The detergent cup would not open

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


Tom From R.S.M., CA

Apr 24, 2011

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I ordered the Wax Motor for the Detergent Cup. The install was simple. Unscrew about 7 or so torx screws and the lid opens up. Do not pull it off as it is attached to another device with wires. With the door laying down (fully open) there is enough room to pull the plastic door. The wax motor comes out when you bend two plastic built in clips. There are two wires attached. Remove them one by one and put them on the new wax motor while it is aligned in the same direction. Once the two wires are reinstalled, pop the motor back in it and make sure it is securely in place. Align the plastic inner portion of the door and screw the seven or so torx screws back in. Simple as that!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation

Part Number: PS2097161

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