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Can't remove detergent holder.

Per recomendation from a Wiz, I unscrewed the top of the despenser and removed it. I can't remove it from the washer. My door is locked and I can't get it open. Possible kinked wire? Help!!!

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Re: Can't remove detergent holder.

You need to pick your latch key with out breaking it. There is a bolt deep in the center of the tub on most models I dont see the need though

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    • Never leave a wet washload in the washer overnight; remove it when the washing cycle is complete and leave the door open.
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    • Occasionally wash some loads such as whites, linen and towels in warm or hot water to help flush out wash residue.
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