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Soap dispenser The soap dispenser door does not open automatically as it should... stays closed throughout the cycle unless we stop the cycle, open the dishwasher door and then open the soap dispenser door any suggestions? This is a Maytag DWU 9200.

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A wax motor controls the opening of the lid. Also a seal that fits around the latch lever may be deteriorating and obstructing the function of the lever. Follow the link below for images and part numbers with cost.
Item# 1405...$20.30
Item# 1434...$ 3.95


http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/smartsearch.aspx

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