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Re: Removal of washing machine soap dispenser - Indesit
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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Remove the soap drawer completely, and wash it in warm water. Clean the roof of the hole where the dispenser drawer is using a plastic pot brush and some hot water. There are holes where the water comes from and they get splashed with soap.
In general, soap dispensers are designed to be integral to the machine. While the machine was put together by human hands and therefore should be able to be disassembled in the same way, it may very well be more of a task than you wish to take on.
This answer assumes the dispenser is basically functional and you have no reason other than cleanliness to want to remove it.
I suggest you clean the dispenser in place and forego removing the unit. I think you will be happier in the long run with this approach.
I just did this on my Kenmore front load but you didn't identify your make or model. In my case the soap dispenser is in a drawer that pulls out and by depressing a lever the whole thing could be removed and easily cleaned.
Disconnect first the mains, power plug off the wall. You could have a clog in your soap drawer; pull the dispenser drawer completely out. There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer to remove. Clean the soap drawer with an old tooth brush. The usual block could be old soap, softener, etc. (you could also be using too much soap powder). I usually use just above 125ml (my measure cup says ml, I use front loader powder for the 5.5kg load) The wash is very gud. This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing.
Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Next could be one of hoses has become loose, should be re-fixed. Examine by removing top of the front loader; this will give you a gud view of the pipes.
Hi from Englishman in SW France @ 18:55 Sun evening.
Although I do not know your particular machine water from soap dispenser is mostly caused by blocked tray(s).
Remove dispenser either by pulling almost out and 1) pushing down on the plastic flap at the middle back or 2) by pressing spring underneath or 3) by pulling out and lifting upwards- whichever your machine needs.
Clean really thoroughly, especially the conditioner tray and pipe contained in it- often well blocked by mixture of powder and conditioner (ours often is- I blame my wife....but don't tell her!)
The next thing- 'have drained water from pump hose at the bottom of the machine at the front' makes me think that either 1) the drain motor lint tray/filter is blocked- which you should be able to remove and clean (if you haven't already done so by your draining action) or 2) the drain motor is malfunctioning. Normally it's the former.
Hopefully both these actions should cure both the problems.
You could have a clog in the housing underneath the dispenser where the water flows through a hose into the tub. Pull the dispenser drawer completely out. There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer and remove it. Check the opening at the bottom of the housing just inside the dispenser housing opening to see if a small sock or garment is clogging this opening. Reach down into this opening to see if an item is inside the hose. This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing.
Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Replace the dispenser drawer and try the washer again.
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there may be a "door closed" position switch that has been "bumped" during the process of soap dispenser drawer removal. the switch prevents accidental water leaks if door is open. your machine has a switch that is telling the control board that the door is open