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When pushing the soap dispenser drawer it does not spring open any longer. Is there a way to fix this?

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Re: Soap dispenser door not opening properly...(in case you still need to know)

You might want to use a small mirror (and flashlight) to see where the the spring assembly fits. Turn the rod facing towards you with the flat side up. It attaches at the rear, top left corner, near a small opening on the back wall (shaped liked the assembly). Fits into the "grooves". Apply enough pressure and you will feel it snap into place.

Posted on Aug 17, 2011

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    Jonathan Kusel Apr 15, 2014

    Thanks for the advice DMan2!! Hopefully this picture will help folks determine where and how to get it in the right place. It goes slightly into the back wall that is shaped liked the assembly and snaps in place like DMan2 said

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    Jonathan Kusel Apr 15, 2014

    Hopefully this close-up pic helps as well

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We have the same problem. I removed the drawer and reached inside the opening and found that the spring assembly mounted inside the drawer compartment had come off (it's attached via a pretty poorly designed platic catch). I'll need to order a new part, but don't know the part # or exactly where it attaches inside.

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

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