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The main cup for the dish soap will not stay closed

The main cup for the dish soap will not shut and stay closed on the HDA3740G02SA. how can i fix this?

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There are three common problems that cause the Soap Dispenser or Cup not toopen. I have a tip that will explain these problems in detail....

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There are three common problems that cause the Soap Dispenser or Cup not toopen. I have a tip that will explain these problems in detail....

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