The detergent cup would not dispense during wash cylce

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Loren From Portland, OR

Feb 13, 2008

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Typically when the detergent is not being despensed during the wash cycle, the bi-metal switch is bad (they don't tend to last forever). I took the 4 lower screws out from the inside of the dishwasher door,, unscrewed the bi-metal switch, and screwed in the new switch. I also decided to replace the metal spring for the dish as well, which took the majority of the time. Once you get the idea of how that spring is wound in there, the install goes pretty quickly.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Detergent Cup Repair Kit

Part Number: PS138556

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