To the dear soul who found my blog searching for How does soap box open on dishwasher:
I want to help.
Doing dishes is hard. It’s a chore nobody likes. A dishwasher is meant to make that job easier, not harder. And it breaks my heart to think that you came to my blog looking for an answer, and got none.
Let me walk you through it, dearest (go ahead and bookmark this page in case you need help with it again).
First, you need to open the dishwasher. That’s the big door on the front. Mine is black. Yours might be white, or stainless steel, or covered with wood to match your cabinets. It might even be old-school Harvest Yellow or Avocado Green. That’s okay. Dishwasher diversity is a good thing. Don’t be a hater; embrace it.
Once your dishwasher is open, look at the inside of the door. There you should see the soap dispenser, or as you put it, the soap box.
Gently push the little blue lever (again, yours might be a different color),
and the lid will spring open. It’s almost like magic!
At this point I like to shout abracadabra! or voila! or, if I’m feeling particularly Kansas-y, yeeeee-haw! Vocalizing my excitement doesn’t help the dispenser to open, but it makes the moment much more enjoyable. Feel free to borrow my exclamations, or you can come up with your own. It’s okay to get caught up in the moment. No one will blame you for your excitement.
Now don’t forget, after you’ve added your soap, to close the lid. Dishwashers are strong-willed, independent machines. They like to decide for themselves when to add soap to the wash cycle. Arguing with them about it won’t help. Trust me on this. Dishwashers are stubborn as mules. Since mine cleans my dishes without complaining, I long ago conceded this area of housewifery control. I highly reccomend you do the same.
I hope this helps you in your quest, and that you somehow find your way back to my blog and to this post.
All the best,