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Soap dispenser door not opening and washer sometimes won't start

I have run a half dozen loads the the dispenser door is not opening anymore. I called and they said that the wax motor probably has failed. Does anyone know of any otther issues that might cause this and if not, how hard it is to replace the motor.

Also once in a while I will press the wash button, close the door it will say 99+ but when I come it will have not run.

Does anyone else have issues with it not cleaning well? It is pretty but I am not impress with the quality,

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There are three common problems that cause the Soap Dispenser or Cup not toopen. I have a tip that will explain these problems in detail....

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