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Water pouring out from the detergent dispenser

I have a Whirlpool; Duet Sport, purchased in 2006. The hose from the detergent dispenser to the machine is backing up almost immediately when the water comes into the dispenser. Any thoughts?

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  • erineh24 Jan 03, 2009

    water just pours out fromt he dispenser. the hose doesn't feel clogged but it is very hard to get to.

  • amnelson1975 Jan 03, 2009

    Water pours ourt from under our detergent dispenser too on our Whirlpool Duet Sport WFW8300SW02. We took off the top and the hoses that lead from the detergent dispenser to the laundry basin seem clear to the touch. There are 2 hoses though....is one for the water with detergent and one for the water with bleach/fabric softener? We're not sure. Some of the water does make it to the laundry basin, but the majority pounrs out onto the floor. With the top off, I noticed a lever at the back of the detergent dispenser. Does anyone know what that is for? Could the lever be broken and displacing water? I'm clueless about all of this!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    WATER POURS OUT FROM THE TOP OFF DETERGENT DISPENSER, ALL OVER THE FLOOR. IT IS A HUGE MESS. BEGINNING TO WISH I NEVER BOUGHT THIS. THE REPAIR FEES ARE ADDING UP.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Whirlpool duet sport water pouring out of detergent loader when the machine is filling up

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Remove the washer top panel by removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the panel in place. With the three screws removed, the panel will slide back, then lift off. This will give you a full view of your dispenser and components. I strongly suspect that you have a hose leading from the dispenser to the fill tube along the door that may be either kinked or clogged. Inspect the hose for any kinks. You may have to remove it and flush with hot water. Let me know what you find. I hope this helps.

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  • Walt Kutney Jan 16, 2011

    After removing the dispenser tray I can see the dispenser base full of water. I squeezed the large drain tube (reaching in above the tub you can feel this tube) and you can see the water level change. I ran hot water into this base (start slow low pressure flow) and kept working this tube and eventually the clog cleared.

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