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Rinsing detergent from dispenser

I have kenmore elite model 665, It does not rinse detergent from its dispenser. When we open the door after the completed cycle, the soap (we use powdered soap) is all clumped together in the dispenser (the dispenser door is open). any advice!

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Use gel run a few cycles and help clear and then don't overfill w gel soap

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