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Detergent cap the detergent cap will not stay closed, doesn't click closed as use to..

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  • marsha_lavin Mar 03, 2009

    the model number may be inside, but i have it running, with the broken cap, just was filled so see what happens... its a 6year old nautilus, white dishwasher.. is the model number inside? the cap that closes the detergent holder won't close and stay closed, it slips back open with no tension to hold closed... thanks

  • marsha_lavin Mar 03, 2009

    Hope one of these is it:


    serial.. VG7488338

    also a number 40225

  • marsha_lavin Mar 03, 2009

    thank you, its fixed

  • scottstrickl Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem.
    Model GSD530T60WW
    SN TL7765225

    I took the cover off and I can not understand what holds the soap door shut?
    Also the three armed dark plastic (GE Part number 828 in the parts manual) looks like it might have a small piece broken off the hub.


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    The model number is located in the frame where the door closes against. Perhpas later you will hav etime to open the dishwasher and get this information for me. I need to see how your detergent dispenser latches and I can only do this with the model number....

    Eric Campion

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    Please supply the complete model number for your unit and I will take a look and instruct fruther.

    Waiting to hear from you, Eric Campion


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Thanks for the model number. On your particular unit you can only latch the unit in the off position. If it still does not latch, open the door and remove all thr screws you see. Normal seven of them. Now, split the door and take a close look at the locking mechanism. Did something come loose? Is the spring in tact...Play with it and see how it works,...then what must be done to repair. It is really a simple system and has been tried and tested for many years in the GE Dishwashing Units. Good Luck, Eric Campion

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