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How do you pop the vent out of the inside of the door without damaging the plastic vent or the seal?

How does the vent pop out of the inside of the door? Where do I get a hold so I can pop it? The vent is round and it is hard to get underneath the edge due to the recess that the vent sits down in.

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Re: How do you pop the vent out of the inside of the door...

Br, should be a slot in it, put a flat blade screwdriver in it and it should turn about a quarter and pop out...Catriver.

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I recently noticed exactly the same symptoms with my
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After a bit of head scratching and a similar door cover
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looks of it you might be able to unclip the hose clamp
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Well dishwashers may **** at times, but apparently I do
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