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The dispenser flap doesn't open

After 18 months the dispenser is failing to release the tablet. Can anyone suggest remedy and/or advise on how to install a replacement dispenser?

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You should check first that power is going to the dispensor at the appropiate part of the cycle. to get at the dispensor, split the door - its screwed together by screws round the periphery. dispensor is just held in by usually 6 obvious screws

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