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Powder soap dispencer will not stay closed. Spring is good but it will not lock closed. I would buy another inside panel if I knew what the model was and where to buy it. This is about 20 years old. istalled in 1989. And can not find model or ser. no. I think it came off years ago.

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  • mattfix May 11, 2010

    need to know what kind of dishwasher at least! it should say on the front of the unit.

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I need to know modle # you can remove the toe kick and on the base of the d/w there will be a model #

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