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GE DW beeps and won't start

My DW internal detergent cup won't close correctly. Once I get it to close, I close the outer door, move the 'loc' latch over to the right but it doesn't stay, instead the DW starts beeping continuously and won't start... please help

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Re: GE DW beeps and won't start

Look for parts for the unit. you indicate its defective. if you can't replace the parts yourself, then you will need to get a repairman in for that.
be careful regarding the cost. some home repairs cost more than a new unit, so if its a base level unit (low cost) you might want to consider a new unit. you can also save money by taking the unit in to the service center. call first and work out a deal in advance. this only makes sense if you have a lot of free time and do not value you time very much.
good luck

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