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The main soap dispenser that you close and then opens during the cycle will not open on our whirlpool dishwasher, there appears to be nothing wrong with it, the plastic latch that catches it is intact, is this a common problem?

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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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