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Is Your Dishwasher Soap Dispenser Broken? Time For A Fix

Before running your dishwasher, you put detergent into a small compartment called the soap dispenser. The dispenser releases detergent to wash your dishes. If your dishwasher’s soap dispenser is broken, you’ll need to inspect it to determine if it needs a repair or replacement.

Why Is My Dishwasher Soap Dispenser Broken?

Despite being so small, the soap dispenser on your dishwasher can stop working if it gets clogged with soap or if the latch on it gets bumped and damaged. Make sure to check your dishwasher’s soap dispenser if your dishwasher isn’t operating as it should.

How to check for a broken dishwasher soap dispenser

  • Look at the door to the soap dispenser and inspect it for breaks or cracks. If it's broken, it will need to be fixed or replaced before your dishwasher will be able to use the soap efficiently again.

  • Try to open and close the soap dispenser door a few times. The latch should close easily and stay closed.

If the soap dispenser seems fine, consider other reasons for dirty dishes.

What To Do If Your Dishwasher's Soap Dispenser Is Broken?

Sometimes, the issue may be as simple as a buildup of soap in the dispenser. If that's the case, all you need to do is clear the soap residue and give your system another chance.

No luck? If your dishwasher still isn't working properly, there’s likely a larger issue with the soap dispenser that may require a repair or a part replacement. If you’d like, reach out to one of our Remote Assist experts for a virtual diagnosis of the problem!

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