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Draw won't open or close smoothly

Hello there. The top drawer of my dishwasher won't open smoothly.Gets jammed and have tried to look behind the draw to see if something has fallen down..nothing. Any help would be great Thankyou

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Re: Draw won't open or close smoothly

Hi warie...I'm afraid that I cannot claim to be knowledgeable in this field, however, upon studying the User's Guide for your product, I think it might just simply have the Lock, or Child Lock engaged. Both of the issues are referenced on Pages 2 and 3 of your User's Guide, and again in the Troubleshooting Section, specifically on Page 27. If your User's Guide has already walked through the pearly gates of manuals, you may download a copy by clicking on the URL below......good luck my friend

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Re: Draw won't open or close smoothly

The drawer may not be seated in the track correctly. If it is removable, remove it & replace it, making sure the rollers are in the track. Inspect the rollers themselves, looking for breaks or cracks. If this fails, the cause may be hidden & you will need a qualified technician to uncover the reason.

Posted on Jul 18, 2007

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