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Soap not fully dispensing

I am using HE powder soap. It is not fully dispensing. At the end of the cylce, there is still about half the soap still in the dispenser, only it is wet.

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Good you have he soap, powder is not a good option and maybe there is too much. Liquid soap should be no more than 2 Tbls and softner 1 Tbls. These machines use 50 gallons less water than a top loader. If you soap is ok than you can inspect the dispenser. The top cover has three hex screws on the back, ones with a torx use a 9/32 and if not a 1/4 socket. after you pull this cover off, push back and then lift noting a catch is on the front behind the console for alignment at replacement, you will see a white box with a spring loaded cam attached to a arm with a motor under it. Check for lime deposits careful to not loose the spring. Start a cycle and observe for hang ups sometimes a drop of 3 in 1 oil at the dispenser side does wonders.

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