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Soap dispenser overflows and leaks onto floor

This is a problem that seems to occur sporadically, as if a valve is getting stuck. When it happens the water comes pouring out from the inside front panel, not the door. Can anyone elnlighten me on how to solve this problem?

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  • d2kaiser Nov 25, 2008

    We leave our door open so the tub will dry completely and not start to smell. Tonight we came home and water was all over the floor. The tub was full of water and overflowed out the open door. I drained it and looked inside to find a constant trickle of water coming from the inlet from the soap dispencer (top left side of the big gasket that seals the door). Why would this water flow be constant if the hose was clogged with debris? Will definately be shutting off the water flow to the washer from now on.

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Ive seen that somehow somehting gets down inside the dispensor itself, ( fabric sheet, wash cloth, pull tab from bew detergent, and if this happens it gets down inside he fill tube blocking off te waterform entering machine and backs up through the front. by removing hte top of machine (3 screws across the back) youll see the dispensor box located in left front corner, look for the hose on the bottom leading to the front of the tub assy and look inside for debris

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