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How to unclog detergent dispenser?

The water is coming out of the dispenser because the tube to the tub is probably clogged. How can you clean it or can you take it out and clean it? If so how?

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Re: How to unclog detergent dispenser?

Remove machine cover and you will have an easy access to it. Good luck !

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  1. Make sure the detergent dispenser drawer is opening. This issue occurs due to jammed soap dispenser. Dispenser Distribution System is located in the top left corner of the washer. The system consists of a motor that turns a cam gear. The Detergent Dispenser Assembly is located under the washer top. Begin by removing the washer top, console and front panel.
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  3. Remove the screw securing the front of the detergent dispenser assembly to the top front frame member.
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You could have a clog in the housing underneath the dispenser where the water flows through a hose into the tub.
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