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Smeg Dishwasher Type 10028 Model SNZ 642 S-1 The lid that houses the soap powder does not open during the wash cycle!

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  • pomandkiwi Jun 26, 2008

    Same problem. It appears the solenoid is not activating that releases the clip. I will be checking it tommorrow with an agency

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I found a website for Smeg and this is the list of dishwasher manuals. But, they didn't have one in English till about the 3rd page: http://www.smegtech.com/site/smeg/myapp/libretti/index.php?lang=EN
This is the link to the one manual I did find: http://www.smegtech.com/site/smeg/pdf_libretti/19590049600-GB.pdf I hope it fits your dishwasher. The 10028 isn't one of the model numbers they have listed though.
Hope this helps

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