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The Bleach Cup

I got ready to load some towels and I wanted to add bleach, but noticed that the bleach dispenser was filled with water, I tried to soak it up to empty it out but it was like way full and I could not get the water out of it, so I couldn't add the bleach. What made this fill up with water?

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