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Washer the product in question is a lg wm-1458fhd washer. the washer does not take the fabric softner into the drum on normal wash cycle,but stays in the drawer. i have cleanrd out the drawer thoroughly,including the compartment. i am quite acompetent diy'er! can anyone help?

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I managed to solve this problem on my own on the lg washer,
the fabric softener drawer/compartment had to be comletely stripped and thoroughly,cleaned, ideally with a pressure washer. This did the trick perfectly!

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