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Dishwasher soap dish won't stay closed

The soap container on the inside wall of the door won't stay closed. It appears that the plastic cleat on the end of the switch (which is presumably activated by a solenoid to time with the second cycle) must have worn down or broken off. Does anyone know if there is a way for the homeowner to replace the soap dish unit? The inside door panel appears to be held on with a bunch of screws, many of which are star pattern.

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Unless you know anything about replacing your soap dish, if is on warranty, I would call them to service it. It might be cheaper in the long-run.

Posted on Jul 10, 2017

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Here is a link. Sears.com as almost any part for anything including diagrams. The pricing on the part seems WAY out of range. Usually dispensers cost around $60.00 At least you can find the p/n and google around for it on some other sites. I can't imagine it's that much.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/showPart.pd?partNumber=PD150001&productGroupId=0022&supplierId=425&brandId=x&documentId=10057058&keySuffixId=NA&modelNumber=x&keyId=000018&pageId=00002&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=VUD141&subCompDesc=Door&brandDesc=VIKING%20RANGE%20CORP.&modelDesc=UNDERCOUNTER-DISHWASHER&backToLink=Return%20to%20part%20list

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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Its not soap, its actually calcium from hard water. There is a new product out at www.dishwasherfilter.com that solves this problem once and for all. It is a small filter that goes under the sink and filters out the hard minerals that cause these spots from the water before they enter the dishwasher. It is very affordable (like 70 bucks) and even has a money back guarantee. After just one load you will be amazed how your dishes look.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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you will need to replace the entire soap disp. You can find it at marcone.com w/ your model #

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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Hello & Welcome to FixYa

Check the door latch switch mechanism as that seems to be bad and needs replacement as everything else is working fine. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.

Kevin

Posted on Jun 18, 2011

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Hello Maureen Johnson, welcome to FixYa.

I'll start by acknowledging your post indicates the problem is with your dishwasher not starting/functioning, however if you could post the complete model & serial number I would be better equipped to help you further. If you could also verify it is a Viking (built by Asko) as the header suggests.

I'll look forward to your reply and try and help you move forward from there.

Thank you. Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Jul 21, 2011

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