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Latch cover on dishwasher soap dispenser no longer functions.

Latch is stuck in open position preventing proper use of soap dispenser. Visual inspection does not show anything broken, perhaps stuck with dried soap?

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  • marymena May 09, 2009

    This helped tremendously, the latch is functioning again! Thanks.

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Hello there. i hope i can help you?. please check the latch spray a little wd40. and give the soap dispenser. a good clean with warm water. please check that you are useing the correct soap? as this can cause alot of problems. check once a week.top tip give the machine a good clean once a month. i hope this has helped you marymena? also please check for any little obstructions.

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