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Water in the bleach reservoir after each use

I have a Kenmore HE2T washer. After every cycle the bleach reservoir is full of water and at times after putting the liquid soap in before a cycle it is dripping down the side of the machine. What is going on?

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The dispenser door is caked with old soap and not closing all the way. (most likely)


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