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Detergent dispenser drawer stuck

I have been noticing residual water after load finishes in the detergent dispenser and now the drawer won't open. I think the blue dispenser has risen up during the wash and now is obstructing the drawer to open. I have shook the machine and drawer incessantly and it will not fall back into place so I can open the drawer. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!

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You may have to remove the washer top (three phillips screws at the back, then push top back about two inches and lift it off) then drill a hole in the top of the plastic dispenser to allow you to use an object like a screwdriver to maneuver the offending part around so it will drop down and allow you to open the dispenser drawer. Use foil tape to seal hole if you don't want to buy a new dispenser. Clean out blue plastic dispenser parts so detergent will siphon out completely. Pushing down on the center tab at the back of the dispenser should allow you to take the dispenser drawer the remainder of the way out. In the future, make sure you do not use over 1 tablespoon of HE soap (and 1 teaspoon of fabric softner) max per load. Even less if you have 2x or more detergent.

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