I'm showing the rinse dispenser bimetal (most common failure) no
longer available, but you might want to have a look at the wiring to
it. This dispenser was operated by a bimetal in series with the heating
element, and carried a lot of current. Wire terminals were susceptible
to burning off.
Just power it down, open the door and remove the 4 screws holding
the outer door panel on. You'll see two wires conecting to the dispenser
If they look good, I'd probably recommend just hanging solid Jet-Dry
on the top rack and forgetting the dispenser. Parts for this machine,
made by D&M, are getting hard to find.
Hope that's of some help.
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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I had this happen to mine. I was cleaning underneath the dishwasher
when I saw this burnt up wire (either burnt up or chewed up by the
dead rat) and soldered it back togather and afterwards I noticed that
there were no more spots on my glasses and silverware.....
It looks like the bimetal is still available as is the rinse dispenser
body in case it is just too gummed up to clean. See the following
Rinse Agent Dispenser
Possible trouble makers, bad/weak bi-metal, burnt wire at the
dispensor bi-metal, no power from the controls, dispensor body is
A little info on bi-metals....
Usually can remove the outer door panal to view the dispensor.
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