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Conditioner compartment in the drawer fills up with water after the wash has finished.

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This is considered normal. It will even say this in some manuals.

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if you want to check to see if its worked take the drawer out(blue button at back of drawer) put the blue grid back in the dispenser and fill the compartment up under the tap ,hold the drawer level.
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