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Cove Dishwasher Detergent Dispenser Will Not Close


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


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


  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.


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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