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New dishwasher the soap dispenser door doesn't open when the washer is on any cycle. Therefore, dishes are not getting cleaned. Help. I have tried moving the button back and forth to break anything free that could be making it stick. Still doesn't work.

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Having same problem + won't dry. Looks like this is a crap dishwaher.

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