Dispenser Door won't stay shut

MikeB

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Location
Tucson, AZ
Model Number
665.13412K701
Brand
Sears Kenmore
It's a Kenmore Elite Ultra wash dishwasher, model 665.13412K701. The rotating lever that holds the soap dispenser door shut has come loose; it just slides out of the slot where the pin (attached to the lever) goes into the dispenser. The spring action of the soap door will pull it out, so the door flips open and pops the pin/lever out of its slot. Whatever retainer or clip mechanism that holds the pin in place must have broken. do you think I can fix it, or do I have to replace the whole dispenser?

Also, are there any directions anywhere on how to remove the dispenser? Thanks, Mike
 

MikeB

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Tucson, AZ
Busted dispenser

Thanks Jake, especially for the quick reply!
Just one other question: Any tips on how to replace the dispenser when I get the new one? Will I need to remove the entire door, or can I leave it attached and just remove the interior door liner that holds the dispenser? I'm sure there's a hard way and an easier way to do this.... Mike
 

Jake

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