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Power light + bottm drawer closure

The top drawer power light (green) stopped working after I changed the actuators to iron out a flooding problem. how can I get this light to work? also, the bottom drawer does not close properly. The clear plastic covering the wiring, etc. at the bottom of the tub has broken at the front tip, ie. the back - if looking from the front of the drawer. This seems to be the cause as the water pipe, + wiring is not fitting where exactly it should go when the drawer is pushed in on closure. How can this problem be solved? How does one remove the plastic cover at the bottom of the tub also?

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The plastic covering at the bottom is clipped in. check outside diameter of the cover and u will find the clips. is your activator board in working order? when u have a leak on these units it sometimes causes problems on that lower board.did u put connecters back properly? check these things and reply back 4 more help if needed. good luck.

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