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Deter dispensing I have a whirlpool sixth sense front loading washing machine. Wash goes thru the complete cycle, but the detergent remains unused. Please advise. Thank you in advance for the help.

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SOURCE: Water pouring out from the detergent dispenser

Remove the washer top panel by removing the three screws in the back of the washer that hold the panel in place. With the three screws removed, the panel will slide back, then lift off. This will give you a full view of your dispenser and components. I strongly suspect that you have a hose leading from the dispenser to the fill tube along the door that may be either kinked or clogged. Inspect the hose for any kinks. You may have to remove it and flush with hot water. Let me know what you find. I hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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this is joyce
You need to call who ever you bought it from and tell them the problem that you are having, I have the same set and I am not having that problem at all. I love my set, just be sure to use the he detergent, or you will have problems that the manufactr will not help with.
thanks,
Dont overload machine the clothes wont smell clean.
joyce

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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I had the same problem my fabric softener would not dispense.Close shut-off valves and take off the water hoses off the back of the washer and look for blockage on the screen.Mine was plugged up and after cleaning it off it works like new.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Calypso washer - LD Code - clothes still wet

harborstuff,
The code on your machine stands for 'Long Drain'. Ld flashes if it takes longer than 5 minutes to pump out water to a point where the operating pressure switch resets. I would bet that the bath mats left a bunch of stuff stuck in the recirculation pump hose, or pump itself, and the water cannot be drained fast enough. Check the intake and exit hoses of the recirc pump. It's easiest to get to the pump through the front panel of the machine(click here). Looks like this: click here. Hope this helps.
(Definitely get under there and check to make sure the pump hoses are not clogged. At $129 it's an expensive fix for a $10 bath mat that clogged up the hose with fuzz. 'know what I'm sayin'' :o) )

-samson39

BTW, I have the maintenance manual & have experience at replacing the recirc. pump, control board, motor board, touchpad, & lid switch so far.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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Hi, Your timer motor burnt out, or timer faulty, remove top back panel (back of timer) and check timer motor, if timer motor are built-in (electronic type) you'll have to replace timer, or if timer motor can be remove, replace it, check back of timer, (knob you turn to change cycles or programs) locate timer motor, you can check appliance store to purchase timer motor, or let mechanic check, surely it's your timer motor or timer, check let me know,

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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About two tablespoons of water remaining in the dispenser compartment at the end of the cycle is normal. At the end of the wash cycle, fresh water automatically cleans the dispenser. Check that the cycle is complete before opening the dispenser drawer.
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