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GE harmony washer bleach dispenser clogged

Bleach dispenser has lately not totally emptied, and so is sporadically bleaching other loads, and ruining various clothes. Tried pouring hot water in dispenser several times, its coming out overflow tube. wondered about blowing air somehow in there....

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SOURCE: LG TROMM WM2487 Bleach not getting fully removed after cycle

Keeping in mind that the bleach gets dispensed into your wash on the second to last rinse cycle and that most all rinse cycles are in cold water.  Is your cold water valve screen plugged causing your washer to rinse poorley?  Are you using the HE detergent?  If not maybe the washer is sudsing up to much and haveing a hard time rinsing all the suds and bleach out.

Fill the washer up with no clothes in it on a cold/cold wash setting does it take a long time to fill the washer up?  Also when it is full and agitating is there suds in the washer?

Last suggestion is if the drain is hose is alot higher than the top of the washer it might have a hard time draining out all of the bleach water before the next load

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SOURCE: Leaking water from the Liquid chlorine bleach dispenser

Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Liquid Bleach dispenser doesn't work correctly

This may not be relevant, but by design, bleach does NOT dispense in the Buly/Bedding, Kids Wear, and Silk/Ultra Delicate cycles. If you try to use it, it remains in the dispenser.

As for the yucky smell, leave the door open when not in use.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool bleach dispenser not dispensing properly

It sounds like the bleach dispenser is clogged or has a crack in it. What we do, is when we bleach our clothes and I know that this is extra work, but we wait until the washing machine is full of water, then add the bleach directly to the wash.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Bleach remains in bleach dispenser after washing and even after extra rinse cycle

I put the bleach in with the load right on top of the whites, so I dont have bleach left in the dispenser for the next load. Seems to work okay.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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