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LG model WM2032HW washer detergent/softener dispenser won't open

My LG model WM2032HW washer is giving me fits. The detergent dispenser will not open. It acts like something is catching on the inside and preventing it from opening. What do you recommend? My extended warrantly ended 4-1-10 while I was out of state.

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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check that the wax motor is working properly. If it doesn’t receive 120 volts, then it’ll not work and required to be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

  • pacb97 Jun 04, 2010

    Where is the wax motor and how do I check that? My washer and dryer are stacked and it works fine other than the dispenser not pulling out to reload.

  • pacb97 Jun 07, 2010

    As stated before, where is the wax motor?

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