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Detergent powder tray door doesn't open during cycle.

I have a DW 860 UQW Jenn Air dishwasher. The detergent tray door doesn't open during the wash cycle. The left bin of the tray somehow releases the detergent but the right side is still full after full cycle is completed.

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Checkout this tip that I wrote about that problem...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4589033-dishwasher_problems_heating_element_not


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