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Soap Dispenser drawer will not open.

The soap dispenser drawer seems like it is getting stuck on something when I try and pull it out. Similar to a drawer when you have something in there blocking it from coming out.

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Upon taking the top of washer off, it exposes the liquid dispenser. There are three snap clips on the right side as you look at it from the front. Unsnap and lift slightly on the dispenser lid. This should provide the clearance you need to open the drawer. Examine the blue covers for the fabric softener and bleach. You will see scrape marks where it has been rubbing on the the top cover when closing and opening. Using a soldering iron or an abrasive, wear down the sharp edges that are catching...This solved the problem for me.. ( :

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If you cant resolve it you will have to remove the top access panel, 3 screw in rear , then remove the front panel , 3 screws in front lip.
then you can see under /around the drawer.
it would be easier to get a torx set of drivers to undo the screws.

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