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Water in bleach/fabric softne compartment

At the end of each cycle, the bleach and fabric softner compartment is full of water. Is this normal? Do I really have to drain the compartment before each load?

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Purchased the duet washer and dryer sept 2004..have had the same problem with water staying in the compartments. while under warranty had to place 2 service calls..the last tech order a new bleach compartment...that helped for a few months, but back to the same problem with having to pull entire container out and empty..i do remember the tech saying that whirlpool duet was first introduced in germany...then the united states...they have had the same problem...and that whirlpool is awhere of it, but nothing can be done about...except keep emptying compartment when it fills with water...our neighbor bought a duet washer last problems like we are having..whirlpool must of solved that issue with the newer versions.... paying $1000.00 for a washer and having to empty the compartment everytime doesn't make sense to me.

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• As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
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• When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum.
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• The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a
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