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Fabric Softener doesn't empty

The Fabric Softener in my Washing Machine doesn't empty in to machine during the rinse cycle. It just stays in the cup.

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Re: Fabric Softener doesn't empty

My husband just fixed ours after not seeing a solution on any other site. He pulled out the dispensing unit and pulled off the blue plastic piece on the top of the fabric softener and bleaching section. He then ran warm/hot water (not boiling hot) through the holes where the fabric softener is suppose to flow through. This cleaned out excess fabric softener that had coagulated in the elbow and blocked the flow of softener to the unit.

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