LG dishwasher soap dispenser not opening

LG dishwasher soap dispenser not opening. This situation is immensely common in regards to dish soap dispensers.

That special compartment pops open to release the dish detergent when the dishwasher deems the load ‘ready’ to be washed with soapy water.

Nevertheless, you’ve got a real problem if the dispenser is not properly closed or if it doesn’t open during the dishwasher cycle. This could even prevent your dishwasher from functioning.

In this article, we’ll look at the top seven most common reasons why dishwasher soap dispensers don’t work.

LG dishwasher soap dispenser not opening

lg dishwasher soap dispenser not opening

LG dishwasher soap dispenser not opening?

Here are some frequent causes and solutions listed below in this post.

Defective Bi-Metal

A bimetal is a loop of metal with one end fixed to the latch and the other end fixed to a handle.

The coil has electrical resistance which is moved by the magnetic field produced by the current in the coil.

When a specific level of current flows through the coil, it gets hot enough to deform or bend away from its position on the latch. If electricity stops flowing through the coil, it cools and returns to its original bent shape.

If the water level is too low in your dishwasher, it could be causing your bubbler’s bimetal not to properly release the latch chamber and fail to keep Sudsing soap at bay.

Main Control Board issue

Nearly every component of the dishwasher is powered by the main control board.

If there’s something wrong with the main control board, it may not send voltage to the detergent dispenser, preventing it from opening.

However, this isn’t likely the case. Control boards are often misdiagnosed and remain a common culprit of faulty functioning,

This is why checking more commonly defective parts first is pivotal in making sure you find the problem’s root cause as quickly and efficiently as possible before moving on to replacing parts that don’t need replacing such as a control board.

Replace the dispenser

The dispenser can be replaced as a whole if you don’t want to disassemble it. Furthermore, if the dispenser is no longer working and the entire unit is worn out, change it out with a new one.

Faulty Detergent Dispenser

If a detergent dispenser part has broken or is missing, you can replace the whole soap dispenser to ensure it’s properly in place and won’t break again.

If there are missing parts or pieces of your detergent dispenser, we stock repair replacement kits as well, which include most parts of the detergent dispenser that could possibly need replacing.

Broken Detergent Container

When it comes to dishwashers, the best way to keep things clean is by making sure whatever goes inside them is in top shape.

Inspect the detergent container for damage to ensure your dishes will come out clean and shiny when using it, replacing containers that boast cracks or flaws with ones that are completely undamaged would help as well.

Damaged Dispenser Door Spring

If the dispenser door spring is defective, it may prevent the dispenser from opening properly during the wash cycle.

To examine the dispenser door spring for damage, inspect it for bends, cracks, or breaks in any way. If any of these things are found, you must replace them immediately.

Damaged Dispenser Door Pin

If the door pin is defective, then it may damage other components or cause them to wear out prematurely.

Inspect the dispenser door pin for damage by using a cleaning tool to expose its inner workings. Inspect the hammer, hinge, and plunger. If any part of the dispenser door pin is damaged, replace it.

Dispenser Latch and Dispenser Lever

If the latch of your dishwasher is broken, the doors won’t be able to close properly. Inspect it for damage. If any damage is evident, replace it.

A broken lever will cause the door of your dishwasher not to open or close properly because of its inability to move a certain way.

Inspect it for damage and if any exists, replace it immediately in order to prevent further problems with your dishwasher’s operation.

Dispenser Lid and Dispenser Repair Kit

Look at the lid to see if it is in good condition. If it is damaged, replace it. If you aren’t sure which part you are looking at in your dispenser is broken or defective and you don’t want to replace the entire dispenser.

An alternative as a start might be to replace just the dispenser repair kit itself and then see how things go from there afterward.

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