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Detergent cup door partially opens

The detergent cup door only opens a little bit so some of the soap is left in the detergent cup after it is thru.

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  • Cwattrun Mar 21, 2008

    I figured it out myself. The door on the cup does not open all the way. Here is what I did. On the back of the dishwasher door are 7 phillip head screws. Take those out and the door inner cover comes off. There are 2 pieces of black insulation that are glued to the cover. The smaller one had slid down to where it was blocking the cup door from opening all the way. Pull this black insulation off and put it back in the right place. I even put a little hot glue under to keep it from sliding again.

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