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I have a Fisher Paykel dishwasher Model # DD603. It is about 5 years old. My problem is that the top drawer is difficult to open Pulling it open it becomes easier once I get beyond a certain point. The reverse is true when closing it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks...Jared

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Sounds like your lid actuators are not opening completely, they move the lid up and down. They are prone to failure, F/P has new actuators, German made, that can be installed and would probably solve the problem.

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