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Detergent Dispenser Actuator

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PartSelect Number PS11742310
Manufacturer Part Number WP4162568
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Detergent Dispenser Actuator Specifications

This part releases the doors on the detergent dispenser.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will not dispense detergent
This part works with the following products:
Dishwasher.
This part works with the following products:
KitchenAid, Insinkerator, Whirlpool.
Part# WP4162568 replaces these:
AP6009165, 4162073, 4162451, 4162568
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    Frank
    January 16, 2018
    The detergent dispenser doesn't open. Can you help me please?
    For model number KUD1220T
    Hi Frank, Thank you for your question. The detergent dispenser is designed to release detergent into the dishwasher tub during the wash cycles and will typically have two compartments, an unsealed compartment for prewash and a sealed compartment for the main wash cycle. Verify that the dispenser is not simply clogged with caked on detergent and give it a good cleaning if necessary. Also check to make sure that the cover for the dispenser will open easily and is not damaged or broken. Check the release mechanism for worn or defective parts and replace if necessary. The rinse aid dispenser is designed to release rinse aid into the tub during the rinse cycle. Verify that the dispenser is full and is not clogged with detergent and verify that the cap is adjusted properly. Your dispenser is operated by a bi-metal release devise. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    James
    October 9, 2019
    How do i check that the detergent dispenser actuator is working. Does it contain a "spring" or does it actuate a spring for disenser. Riht now the dupenser does not open while dw is operating and the dispenser door appears to have no spring loading. Open it 1/2 way -stays there.
    For model number KUDI22XX0
    Hi James, thank you for your question. There are two parts that you could check for this issue. The dispenser itself. You should actually be able to test the switch in the dispenser with a multi meter to see if it is working correctly. If that part is fine then it might be your timer. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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      Customer Repair Stories
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        Detergent dispenser failed to open
        Removed the door cover and replaced the bi-metal.
        • Mark from Norman, OK
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          15 - 30 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
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          Model Cross Reference
          This part works with the following models:
          PartSelect Number: PS11742310
          Manufacturer Part Number: WP4162568
          Brand
          Model Number
          Description
          KitchenAid
          4KPDI620T0
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KPDI620T1
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KPDI620T2
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KPDI620T3
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220T0
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220T1
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220T2
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220T3
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220T5
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220TW0
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220TW1
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220TW2
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA220TW3
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA22ST0
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA22ST1
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDA22ST2
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDC220T0
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDC220T1
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDC220T2
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDC220T3
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDC220T5
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDI220T0
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDI220T1
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDI220T2
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDI220T3
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDI220WW0
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDP220T0
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDP220T1
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDP220T2
          Dishwasher
          KitchenAid
          4KUDP220T3
          Dishwasher

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