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Soap remains in soap cup after complete cycle is run

Nearly every time recently there is dried soap residue left in the cup after a Normal Wash/Heated Dry cycle.

Dishwasher is 3 years old......... can't locate my manual.

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  • tmoore1971 Feb 23, 2008

    There is always dried soap left in the soap dispenser after a wash cycle???? I

  • mommy2maya Mar 21, 2008

    We have the same problem! I wouldn't say it's "every time", but probably about 75-80% of the time. This is actually how I found your review- by googling "GE Nautilus dishwasher soap remains". What did you do?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    soap bubbles remain in bottom of dishwasher after cycle is completed. Have to run another rinse cycle to clear all of bubbles. Why is this happening?



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I had the same problem. The door on the cup does not open all the way. Here is what I did. On the back of the dishwasher door are 7 phillip head screws. Take those out and the door inner cover comes off. There are 2 pieces of black insulation that are glued to the cover. The smaller one had slid down to where it was blocking the cup door from opening all the way. Pull this black insulation off and put it back in the right place. I even put a little hot glue under to keep it from sliding again. Hope this works.

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