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Water leaks out of the automatic dispenser

The resoiver for the automatic dispenser fills up with water and leaks down the front of the washer. When I pull the dispenser out the water is backed up and then slowly drains.

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Slow down the water flow from the tap( Turn the tap on by about 1 or 2 turns). I have the same problem. the dispenser system cann't handle the volume supplied by the house system.

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Ck hose from dispenser into tub if you're using dry detergent have known a large undisolved chunk to become lodged and block fill hose also may be some clothing caught blocking opening from inside tub area

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