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Fabric softner wont go in the tub from the top dispenser properly

When you put fabric softner in the dispensing slot it never fully empties when it is supposed to.

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Try thinning your fabric softner with a little water,the viscosity of some is higher than others. (this is how thick it is & varys by brand)i think you will find with a little trial & error this will solve the problem.if not,then contact us again & we will try another option.hope this helps & thanx again for using fix-ya .please rate all replys & again thanx.

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