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Detergent not being washed out of dispenser

Hi. My Asko frontloader is not rinsing the detergent from the dispenser into the wash. At the end of the wash, I am left with a very hard lump of detergent to remove from the dispenser....and naturally, the clothes are not as clean as they could be! I use an environment friendly detergent - but have been using it for at least 4 years, and the problem has only surfaced in the last couple of months. Can any body suggest any solutions? Ta H

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Re: Detergent not being washed out of dispenser

Try a new box of detergent. Sometimes a batch of detergent just isn't right.

Posted on Apr 27, 2007

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Re: Detergent not being washed out of dispenser

This suggestion is not too good. If your dispenser opens at the initial stages of the cycle, just a little - pour some water into the dispenser to wash down the detergent. (For my machine i can pull out the dispenser anytime during the wash, except when water comes into the dispenser, but even then i think the water enters the tub.) For this you dont have to hang around the machine for long for it is in the initial stages of the cycle. Later you hv to check the flow of water into the dispenser. Hv no idea how to do it; but i gave you a quick solution.

Posted on Apr 11, 2007

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