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I can't close the cover on the soap dispenser in my dishwasher.

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  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    Bought a new house and as far as I can see I think we have a built in Tecnik SE6TIE1GB dishwasher.



    It's my first ever as I can't figure out where to put the soap tablet. There are 3 compartments:



    1 on the far left - Open the lid and I can see a know that sets something from 1 to 7.



    1 in the middle - Two numbers engraved, looks like the right one to me but no lid.



    1 pannel on the right - this slides over to cover the middle compartment, but it's on a spring system and doesn't stay, it simply rolls back to the far right as soon as I let go.



    HELP??

  • wbharrison Jul 07, 2008

    soap dispenser cover off

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Since the dishwasher is old, it wasn't worthwhile to put any money into repairing the dishwasher. We ordered a new one today.

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