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Detergent remains in covered section of dispenser


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This is usually caused by the soap creating a bond to the door and not allowing it to open when it should. You can resolve this by thoroughly cleaning the soap dispenser and not overfilling it. If this does not work, then you may want to see if the switch timer is faulty that tells the door when to open.
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Detergent remains in covered section of dispenser


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