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Kenmore 1374 Dishwasher- Soap dispenser remains closed during cycle and does not dump soap

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  • wggin Aug 28, 2010

    The door holding the detergent does not open during the cycle when it should

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

Dishwasher Repair Problem Detergent Cup does not Open

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

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