Maytag dishwasher, I'm puzzled


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Old 08-27-19, 02:41 PM
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Maytag dishwasher, I'm puzzled

Maytag dishwasher M/N MDB4040AWW. The soap dispenser is partly blocked by the top rack and only opens a crack. I can't see anything wrong. The rack isn't bent or out of place and it seats all the way. Rack, dispenser, and door look like the pictures in the manual. I tried to convince myself it's supposed to do that, but it doesn't work well (though it does mostly).

Could the rack be the wrong part that's identical except a little too long? Is it supposed to be that way? Am I be dreaming?
 
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Old 08-30-19, 06:03 AM
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Hi, is the soap being completely dispensed? is this a new machine? Maybe you could go to a appliance store and check out the unit there.
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Old 08-30-19, 08:51 PM
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I agree..... check it out in a showroom.

I work on appliances and I've never seen the soap dispenser blocked.
I looked in the parts manual for your unit but nothing can be ascertained from the diagrams provided.
 
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Old 08-31-19, 07:24 PM
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It's clear from the parts diagrams that all the parts are right. It's not just something bent or out of place--it's really blocked. It opens enough to work, usually, but only on the full cycle. Anyway, it's old and out of production. I attacked the rack with bolt cutters. This must be one of the things man isn't meant to know.
 
 

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