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Soap dispenser does not open - Kenmore Dishwashers

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  1. \015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011Remove any dishes in the dishwasher. Unhook the dishwasher's \015\012dish trays or racks from their tracks, and set aside. Empty the soap \015\012dispenser if it contains unused soap that failed to dispense. Use a wet \015\012rag to wipe down the interior of the dishwasher, as well as the inside \015\012of the dispenser.
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  3. \015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011Close the dispenser, and shut the dishwasher door. Turn the \015\012dishwasher on to a manual setting, then stop it and open the appliance. \015\012Check to see if the dispenser is open. If it is, continue to Step 2. If \015\012the dispenser is closed, skip to Step 4.
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  5. \015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011Switch dishwasher soap. Some dishwasher dispensers have \015\012difficulty with dry or liquid dishwashing soap, depending on the make \015\012and model of your dishwasher. Incompatibilities typically result in the \015\012dispenser sticking shut, which explains why the dispenser opens when \015\012empty. Switch to liquid soap if you are using dry powder soap, or vice \015\012versa.
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  7. \015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\015\012\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011Check the dishwasher soap dispenser's spring. The spring is \015\012located behind the dispenser top's hinge. Consult your dishwasher's \015\012original manufacturer's manual or user guide to find a replacement \015\012spring. Pop the old spring out with a screwdriver, and replace with a \015\012new spring. This should resolve any issues related to the dispenser \015\012failing to open.
I hope this will help .

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\015\012Do you have a model number or approx. age of this appliance?
\015\012I want to recommend pouring heated water over the dispenser to simulate activation for the detergent to dispense, but a model number will help me in my decision, Thanks.
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