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Soap dispenser flap not opening

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dishwasher only couple months old but soap dispenser flap isn't opening. cycle runs as normal but when its finished, I open dishwasher to find flap still shut and soap dispenser still full of powder .

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Not a solution but exactly the same problem. I should have sent the machine back (I bought mine about 2008 too) but by now, 2010, the machine is a complete waste of time and money. The soap dispenser fails to open every time, wasting money, water and my patience because I then have to hand wash after all. will try the suggested oil trick, but it was obviously a bad design to start with.

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You may fill too much soap dispenser, or pay some attention to the rubber and put some oil this to keep this clean and easy to open. Run a few times without soap to clean the flap.

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