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The detergent cup won't lock in place-model # GSD5330D02WW

Dishwasher model # GSD5330D02WW. We ordered a new detergent cup shaft. When we took off the old one, the detergent cup spring came off. We can not figure out how the detergent cup spring attaches. Can any help? We don't even know if this will fix our problem but we thought we could start there.

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Timer On many dishwashers, a plastic actuator arm mechanically links the timer to the detergent cup. When the timer reaches the proper time in the cycle, the timer activates a lever that opens the detergent cup. If the linkage is broken or defective, the cup stays closed after you've closed it. Check the link and repair or replace it, as necessary.

Bi-metal switch or wax motor A bi-metal switch is a simple electrical device that deforms when electricity is applied to it. The degree of this deformation can be engineered to concise standards.

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Warning! To lessen the risk of scalding, don't set the hot water heater temperature higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Please help me how to remove the old main detergent cup cap,and replace with a new one.

Hope I will hear from you soon in this regard.

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