How To Fix Dishwasher Soap Dispenser Door Latch?

Can I use my dishwasher if the soap dispenser is broken?

Broken Dispenser Door

It’s unlikely, but the door of the dish soap dispenser can break.

A small chunk can break off of the plastic, for instance.

Why won’t the soap dispenser in the dishwasher open?

The Most Common Reason Your Dishwasher Soap Dispenser Isn’t Opening. The dispenser may be blocked. Check to see if there’s detergent in the dispenser or on the bottom of the tub after the cycle. Tall items like cookie sheets and cutting boards placed in the lower rack can block the dispenser door.

How does a dishwasher soap dispenser open?

Photo: The detergent dispenser in the door of the dishwasher, shown here in its open position. The spring catch at the bottom flips the door open when the machine starts. The soap tablet drops down into the floor of the machine and dissolves in the hot water.

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Tossing your detergent pack into the machine

Single dose detergent packs should be placed in the dispenser. Tossing one into the bottom of the dishwasher will cause it to dissolve too quickly during the prewash, leaving no detergent for the main wash portion of the cycle.

What opens the soap door in a dishwasher?

The timer or control board triggers the release of the latch on the detergent dispenser on most dishwasher models. Most current models will have a timer or control board that sends voltage to a mechanism that will retract the latch and allow the cover for the dispenser to flip open.