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Runs even though latch is not closed

Even unlatched the dishwasher will run. Can't open it to add a forgotten dish, or to add some vinegar without getting sprayed. Also it is leaving a nasty white residue. I believe it is soap not from hard water.

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Latch is in closed position. to correct, put thin screwdrivers thro the slot at the top and lever the latch up. if the door hook (mounted on the cabinet is metal, bend it down slightly

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