No one can deny that having a dishwasher is extremely useful for saving precious time, and as you may well know, washing dishes by hand can be a long and tedious task. However, if you have a dishwasher that is not dispensing its soap properly, you’re going to end up having to wash dishes by hand anyway. If you’ve been dealing with a faulty dishwashing machine, this article is for you. Get in touch with our home appliance repair company in Chadds Ford if you have any question.


There are multiple reasons why your dishwasher isn’t dispensing detergent correctly. Below you will find a non-exhaustive list.


The detergent dispenser is clogged

This is the first thing to check if your appliance is not dispensing soap as it should. If it’s full of food particles, it won’t be able to perform its main task. Make sure you give it a good clean every once in a while. The dispensing mechanism could also have become defective. In both cases, refer to your instruction manual for specifics on how to make sure your detergent dispenser is working correctly.


The dishwasher door is not shutting correctly

While this does not stem from the actual detergent dispensing mechanism, it could be what’s causing your dishwasher to not work correctly. Make sure you always hear a clicking sound when you shut your door. Also, the door should not be able to open without pressing a release switch.


The rinse cap has become damaged

This part is usually located on the door panel inside the appliance. It is used to keep the soap and rinse agent sealed until they are needed. However, if the cap has become damaged or loose, that alone could halt the cleaning process of the dishwasher altogether. A damaged rinse cap will have to be replaced promptly.


There are other reasons that could be causing your dishwasher to not dispense soap such as the wax motor, but the three described above are pretty common. If you’re experiencing trouble beyond your knowledge with your dishwashing machine, be sure to give us a call here at Rosedale Service for dishwasher repair in Chadds Ford.