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Wm2277h dispenser drawer stuck closed

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A common issue on older lg washers, since fixed with a redesign on newer ones. The immediate solution is to take washers top off and partially take dispenser tray apart to free it. The issue is the fabric dispenser is slightly ajar and catching on a lip of the dispenser top and jamming the tray. Thoroughly cleaning tray and all parts will fix but a more foolproof permanent solution involves filing down the leading edge of the fabric softener tub to a rounded edge so it will never happen again. Not easy, but doable. Two screws in back to take top off by sliding it back about two inches and lifting off. Good luck

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