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Removal of washing machine soap dispenser - Indesit

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Could you tell me how to remove the soap dispenser on my Indesit WIXL105, so that I can clean it.

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Sue

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Hi sue,

i've check the web and i found thatt you just have to pull the soap dispenser towards you. if some clips are rising when you pull it, gently press it down and continue pulling it.

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Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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When you wash very linty materials, remove lint from the tub after removing the laundry. Soap deposits may cause laundry to smell bad. To solve this problem, fill the tub with water and add 1 pound of water softener or 1 gallon of white vinegar; then run the machine through the complete wash cycle. If the deposits are really bad, wash the inside of the tub with a solution of household ammonia and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly and wipe the tub with liquid bleach. Caution: Rinse the tub thoroughly before wiping it out with bleach. Ammonia and bleach can combine to form a very dangerous gas. Finally, run the machine through a complete wash cycle before you put any more laundry in.

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