Question about Kenmore 44042 Front Load Washer
Everything else on my washer works perfectly except the fabric softener is not being dispensed into the machine at all since about one week ago. The detergent and bleach dispense fine, it is just the fabric softener. As I said earlier, everything else works fine with the machine. Please help! Thank you
I had the same problem...the issue was that mold had filled up the holes where water flowed into the fabric softener dispenser. The holes located just above the fabric dispenser cup. You have to remove the dispenser to see the water intake holes. After I cleaned the mold out, the fabric dispenser worked correctly. Gross I know.
Posted on Mar 21, 2012
The detergent dispenser is located above the detergent drawer. A water pipe is connected to it and water entrance and distributed to drawer's cells (following the programmed cycle)by a lever's movement (part of the dispenser). The lever movement is controlled by two solenoids that received their power from the timer. By opening upper machine's cover you will have an access to the dispenser. Disconnect the power cable from the machine before moving to next test !!!! Look first that they are not any disconnected wires. Move manually dispenser's lever and see if water running to all cells (depend on your movement). In case it doesn't work properly remove the unit from the machine and try to clean it (I hope it will help, otherwise you should replace the unit). In case it works properly (manually) - you should test by a multi-tester solenoid's resistance. the one that doesn't have a resistance measurement should be replaced. Good luck !!
Posted on Aug 06, 2007
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