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My GE QuietPower 3 soap dispenser door won't stay closed. What could be the problem? The latch to is there to latch the door closed looks ok.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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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

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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SOURCE: soap dispenser door doesn't open

make sure you have 120 going to the ax motor.. if you dont then replace the control.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

rylee_smith
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Hi

Over time, door gaskets and seals harden and lose their ability to seal properly. You can't repair the seals. You need to replace them if they've begun to leak.

Also,The latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. If your door is easy to close but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching problem.

If the latch has worn out in a way that makes it impossible for you to close the door properly, you probably need to replace the latch.
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Rylee

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag MDB7601AWW door will not latch

possibly need a new door latch assembly this is kind common on those maytags the latch assembly becomes defective or doesnt latch properly...W10130694 is the part number for the replacement part u would need you can see a pic of this part at repairclinic.com just enter the part number. you could purchase it there or online thorugh sears or etc... also check local they might stock at and be cheaper with no frieght shipping charges......to change this or check your assembly prob have to remove all screws from inside door usually a torx bit this will seperate panels and control will pop off.. hope this helps

Posted on Feb 06, 2010

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SOURCE: latch on door dosn't lock when door closed

there is a ajustment or the latch is broken

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

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