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Soap dispenser door not catching properly

I've got a Hotpoint DWF61. Recently the soap dispenser door has refused to close properly (it takes several attempts to get the door to stay shut).
I've had the door off to see if there's any sign of wear, but can't see exactly where the door is latching onto the blue latch/spring assembly.
I've found a door replacement catch/spring pack for £4.49 online, but would like to buy a spare door too (not the whole soap dispenser assembly).
Is this possible? Also, could someone explain how the blue door catch can be removed - does it just pull out?

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THE INNER DOOR PANEL HAS TO BE DISASSEMBLED TO ACESS THE SOAP MECHANISM NO IT DOESNT JUST PULL OUT

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