door the soap dispenser stopped opening

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers

steve From dummerston, VT

Jan 12, 2014

unscrewed 7 torx screws with the impact driver. removed the motor from the bracket. comes out pretty easily. moved wires aside. Pulled the wires off the motor using the pliers- one came off very hard, note where they go, corroded in place. installed the new motor by easily re-attaching the leads. Biggest surprise was that there were 2 motors. I initially replaced the lower one which did not solve the problem. When I replaced the upper, it worked. Not sure of the function of the lower motor. The upper one clearly fits into a slot which seems to attach to the doors.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation

Part Number: PS2097161

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