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GE Dishwasher Dispenser Not Dispensing Soap

GSD4020Z02BB

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dishwasher dispenser not dispensing soap are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dishwasher dispenser not dispensing soap

Cause 1Dispenser Lever

If the dishwasher dispenser lever is broken, it can cause the dispenser not to open or close properly. Inspect the dispenser lever for damage. If the lever is broken, replace it.

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Dispenser Lever for your GEDishwasher
Dispenser Lever - Part # 2330 Mfg Part # WD16X313

Shaft and lever for soap cup

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Cause 2Dispenser Lever

If the dishwasher dispenser lever is broken, it can cause the dispenser not to open or close properly. Inspect the dispenser lever for damage. If the lever is broken, replace it.

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Dispenser Lever for your GEDishwasher
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Cause 3Dispenser Lever

If the dishwasher dispenser lever is broken, it can cause the dispenser not to open or close properly. Inspect the dispenser lever for damage. If the lever is broken, replace it.

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Dispenser Lever for your GEDishwasher
Dispenser Lever - Part # 1388895 Mfg Part # WD16X10011

Detergent cup release arm

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Cause 4Detergent Dispenser Cover

Inspect the dispenser cover for damage. If the dispenser cover is broken, replace it.

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Detergent Dispenser Cover for your GEDishwasher
Detergent Dispenser Cover - Part # 270966 Mfg Part # WD16X297

Detergent cup cover

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Cause 5Detergent Dispenser

If a dispenser part is broken and you don’t want to disassemble the detergent dispenser to replace the part, you can replace the entire dispenser.

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Detergent Dispenser for your GEDishwasher
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Cause 6Main Control Board

The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher. If there is a problem with the main control board, it might not send voltage to the detergent dispenser, preventing the dispenser from opening. However, this is not likely the case. Control boards are often misdiagnosed—make sure you check more commonly defective parts before replacing the main control board.

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Main Control Board for your GEDishwasher
Main Control Board - Part # 912020 Mfg Part # WD21X10100

Control switch assembly