Door would not open to release detergent.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

G. A. From Holly Lake Ranch, TX

Jun 21, 2011

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the inside panel and discovered the actuator was caked with detergent and was not working. I replaced the cover and ordered a new motor. The new actuator arrived about a week later and I installed it in about two minutes.
No more problems.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation

Part Number: PS2097161

In Stock