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Bosch #SHU9955 Integra dishwasher for the last three uses, the soap dispenser door was open with the powder soap caked in the lowest one half of the pocket dispenser. The dispenser door locked and unlocked easily with the trip lever.

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  • miggles89 Oct 20, 2008

    I have a similar problem but also the water doesn't appear to heat, and the drying cycle is cold. Water not always draining away.

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The problem was evident during short cycle (primary cycle used) and changing to regular cycle used and back to short cycle seems to have corrected problem.

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