Cove Dishwasher Detergent Dispenser Will Not Close


  • Buildup surrounding the edge of the detergent dispenser
  • Broken detergent dispenser


  • Detergent compartment will not close
  • Cannot close the dispenser to hold dishwasher soap in
  • Cove detergent compartment not closing

Steps to Verify Issue:

  1. Wash the detergent dispenser out with a 50/50 water and vinegar mix.
  2. Clean the outside edges of the compartment with this solution as well to ensure there is no hard water or other buildup.
  3. Dry the compartment.
  4. Verify nothing on the dispenser compartment is cracked or broken.


The detergent compartment should be replaced by a Factory Certified Service provider due to the complexity of the repair.

If these steps do not resolve the issue, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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