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The top drawer of the dishwasher will not stay closed. It pops open when you try to start a cycle. I can't figure out why it will not remain closed.

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A wax motor controls the opening of the lid. Also a seal that fits around the latch lever may be deteriorating and obstructing the function of the lever. Follow the link below for images and part numbers with cost.
Item# 1405...$20.30
Item# 1434...$ 3.95


http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/smartsearch.aspx

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