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Cove Dishwasher Detergent Compartment Does Not Open


  • Detergent compartment will not open
  • Cannot open dispensing compartment to put dishwasher soap in
  • Dishwasher detergent door not opening
  • Cove dishwasher detergent door does not open


  • Main wash cycle not used
  • Detergent compartment solenoid failed
  • Control board
  • Wiring or power supply issue
  • Detergent door spring failure
  • Push button on dispenser broken or jammed
  • Items blocking the detergent door
  • Detergent pod placed incorrectly inside detergent cup and closed


  1. Press the dispenser lid button.
  2. Make sure items are not blocking the detergent door.
  3. Try to pry the detergent compartment open manually.
  4. Clean out the compartment with soap and water if able to open it.
  5. See also, Detergent Not Dispensed in Cove Dishwasher.

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.


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


Need further assistance? Contact Customer Care at 800.222.7820 or provide your information below and request a Customer Care representative contact you.

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