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The soap dispenser on our Kenmore Elite dishwasher (SEARS part number 8558128) will not stay closed. The little latch mechanism appears to be working, but the spring on the lid's base keeps the lid wide open at all times. I have examined the pop-up dispenser lid to see if some sort of plastic tip held by the latch after soap is added is broken off- this may be the case but I cannot see any damage where such a lip may have broken off. Does the latch catch the lid by snapping onto a plastic lip? If so it may well be broken off and thus require a whole new dispenser at $72.

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Yes its probably the little latch that holds the door closed thats worn out.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

  • roberta3fan Jan 01, 2010

    More than likely you will have to buy a new soap dispenser.

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