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The soap dispenser on my whirlpool dishwasher sticks doesn't always open far enough for the tablet to dispense. how do i fix it

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I always bust the little tabs befor i put them in, or just toss them into the machine bypassing the door altogether. Works just fine. That little door is for powder or liquid most times.

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