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Check to be sure that the dish racks are not blocking the door, reversed racks can keep it closed.

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The detergent cup itself can become clogged with old dried detergent that prevents it from opening. Sometimes just cleaning the cup takes care of the problem. In case it will not solve your problem, you should replace the wax motor that operate the cup door. Good luck

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