The detergent dispenser in our KitchenAid dishwasher was broken. I removed the door's cover and saw that the plastic drum piece that controls both the detergent release door and the rinse aid dispenser was melted (see image below).
I ordered and installed a new detergent dispenser unit, assuming that would fix the problem. However, the detergent release door still won't open during the wash cycle, nor does the rinse aid appear to get used. I made sure to reconnect all the cables the way I had found them.
What else could be broken? Any way to fix it?
Thanks so much and best regards,
Dishwasher Model KUDX03FTSS3
Serial Number FW4401841