Kitchen Appliances - Dishwashers

Why do I see detergent left in the dishwasher dispenser after a cycle?

If you see detergent remaining in the dispenser after a cycle is finished, try the following:
  • Be sure to use fresh detergent, as older detergent might not dissolve well.
  • Check to ensure that the spray arm is not blocked, so that water from it can reach the dispenser.
  • Check to see if the cycle has completed.
  • When loading the dishwasher, make sure the detergent dispenser can open freely.
  • Before you close the door, check that the upper rack is firmly attached to with the nozzle on the back of the dishwasher.