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Fabric softener dispenser

Where does the water come from that makes the softener go into the wash? Mine doesn't empty completely and I have cleaned it serveral times. What else should I look at?

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  • janmschaller Sep 25, 2008

    Fabric Softener is not being released into washer at all. I have taken apart the actual dispenser thinking it was clogged and it still doesnt work. I have ran several cycles thru without any laundry and on hottest water cycle thinking this would break up any build up and still nothing....ideas?

  • eileendv Oct 11, 2008

    I am having the same issue with both fabric softener & bleach

  • acast481 Oct 18, 2008

    Can you please let me know how anyone fixed this issue as I am having the same problem and need some advise.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    Brand new, and it realeases, but my clothes come out stiff. Had the stupid repairmain out and he didn't have a clue. Said use less detergent?

  • edge155c
    edge155c Nov 10, 2013

    i have changed 3 diaphrams in the valve but still dont get water into the softener compartment

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Siphon dispensers are always holding some water. I would check the level on the machine, not over fill with softener and if not a little water to help it down. The water supply goes to the back wall under the console and a little lower in new machines.

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