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Http://www.devicemanuals.com/guide/Dishwasher/Zanussi%20Electrolux/Zanussi-Electrolux-ZDi6895QA-Dishwasher-User-TlRFMU5qZz.html
This usually happens if it is dirty or clogged up or the release mechanism, has failed.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5055396_fix-soap-dispenser-not-open.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_5028644_fix-automatic-dishwasher-detergent-dispenser.html

you can get round it by putting the tablet in the cutlery holder. It doesn't dissolve in the short, cold rinse, but will in the hot wash cylcle.
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/dishwasher/dishwasher.php
Above is how to troubleshoot and repair.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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