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On my GE dishwasher (model GSD4020Y70BB), the main detergent cup cover will not close. I've made sure the selector knob is in the OFF position - but the cover still will not close. I'm afraid if I put any further pressure on the main detergent cover handle, it will break something.


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Sounds like the clip that holds it shut is either broken or could be clogged with soap ....check and clean or replace
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