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At the end of the cleaning cycle the soap dispenser door is open but still contains soap that is now hard ....Powdered soap ofcourse . Which part should i replace? Door gasket or is it a timing issue?

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The dispenser flap should be spring loaded to spring open if the lock is released. If it doesn't spring open you should make sure that the spring is placed correctly on the hinge of the flap - if it doesn't spring open it won't get the detergent where it needs to go during the wash. We had the same thing.

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