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Dish washer powder tray-not opening


My dish washer powder tray do not want to open when the washer is in cycle. I think that the tray mechanism may be faulty.

Is there something I can do, or must I send the machine for repairs.

Can I find the parts on the web somehow.

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Re: Dish washer powder tray-not opening

It probably is. The motor that opens it has probably been damaged. You can go to or is some of the easier ones to navigate

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