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Soap dispenser opens but does not wash out. It has worked fine for 3 years but now I have to put small plates or nothing on the left side of the lower rack or the soap will just get wet and cake up. I use Cascade as I have for years. This is an almost new box of Cascade.

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A tube in the machine may be cloged act soon because you dont want a flood

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