Soap dispenser stopped opening.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Elliott From Tucson, AZ

Jan 12, 2008

22 out of 22 people found this instruction helpful

I first removed 7 Torx screws holding the plastic housing to the door. Then removed two hex screws holding the
dispenser in place. At first I thought that the wax motor was broken, but measuring it with an ohm meter, it had the same resistance as a new wax motor (about 2-3 kOhms). Examining the release mechanism it looked like the stem at the back of the latch was a bit bent. I replaced both the latch and the slider. However, I probably only needed to replace the slider. After reassembling the pieces, the soap dispenser now works. By the way, as another poster noted, you can only test the mechanism when the dispenser door is closed and the latch is
displaced from its normal position.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dispenser Latch Kit (Now subbed to Soap Cup Door Latch and Gasket)

Part Number: PS1960445

In Stock

USE WPL 99001289 (Now subbed to SLIDER)

Part Number: PS2098964

In Stock