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On the normal cycle setting once the cycle completes there is wat

We own a Whirlpool Duet and after a normal wash cycle there is water in the fabric softener compartment. This occures whether we us fabric softner or not.

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  • franmar Dec 02, 2008

    How can this be normal. When the machine was new it never occured at all. It was purchased in Aug of 2007 and only recently started to this. What has changed that now causes this anamaly?

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Normal- the machine does not know if it's in there or not. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

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I own the Whirlpool duet set with the front loading washer. The clothes comeout with a bad smell. I was told that the washer probably needed to be cleaned. How is this done, and what makes it happen?


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Using too much fabric softener will waterproof your clothes. How clean do you think your clothes will get if they repel water inside the washing machine?
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Detergents don't dissolve as well in cold water. As a result, cold water washes leave behind more grunge. So... do an occasional wash in hot water. OK, maybe more than occasional. Like, I hope you at least wash your skivvies in hot water.
4. Leaving clothes in the washer at the end of the cycle.
Front loaders don't have as much access to open air as top load machines. Consequently, leaving clothes in the washer for more than eight hours will increase mold and mildew build up.
1. Add one additional gallon of hot water to the unit before sending it into a hot wash. This will raise the water level high enough to remove the Grunge Hiding Behind the Basket
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It obviously is backed up or splashed in from the wash. And if it is just water why worry about it.

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