Dishwasher soap dispenser doesn’t work

A dishwasher that doesn’t wash dishes is essentially useless. You have to put the load on for a second cycle or wash the dishes by hand. Commonly, the reason your dishes are not coming out sparkling clean is that your dishwasher doesn’t dispense soap.

Luckily, dishwasher repair technicians have a thorough knowledge of all dishwasher breakages so your machine will be cleaning dishes again in no time!

Benefits of Service

  • Sparkling clean dishes – Our technicians will repair your dishwasher so it gives you clean dishes every time
  • Saves you time – Fed up of having to wash your dishes twice because your dishwasher can’t do its job? With regular maintenance, you won’t have to waste time doing this
  • Keeps costs down – If you leave small issues untouched you will be faced with expensive repairs or the need to buy a brand new dishwasher
  • Prolongs your dishwasher’s life – Make your dishwasher last longer by giving it a little tender loving care

If your dishwasher is not dispensing soap, there are some things that you can do to try to fix the problem. Here are two of the most common issues and straightforward fixes.

Buildup of Detergent

Rather ironically, the reason your dishwasher doesn’t dispense soap could be that there is too much detergent. You will know if this is your issue from inspecting the soap dispenser. Is it clogged with old suds and caked in dried-up powder?

If so, clean it! Be sure you clean inside the dispenser as well as around the latch and groove, and the hinges. You can do this using a cloth and hot water.

Broken Spring

You will notice a tiny spring inside your dishwasher detergent dispenser. This spring is triggered during the washing cycle and causes the dispenser door to pop open. A broken spring can prevent this from happening.

If the spring is clean with no food, suds, or obvious buildup preventing it from working, it likely needs replacing. You can replace the spring yourself if you have a screwdriver and some needle-nose pliers. However, as this varies from model to model and can be quite fiddly, we recommend getting in touch with one of our MAAR24.