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My washing machine wont take the soap powder and softener

The machine seems to do a normal cycle but does not take the soap powder or detergent....please help???

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Re: my washing machine wont take the soap powder and...

It could be a water inlet valve that is at fault. Are the hot and cold supplies turned on? Try opening the powder draw very slightly when the machine is filling with water, if no water in powder draw, chances are that the inlet valve is at fault, situated on the inside of machine where the filler pipes connect. Unplug machine from power supply before checking the inlet valves with a resistance meter, making sure to disconnect wires from one terminal to avoid false readings. Tom.

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Simpson front loader washer leaking from front soap drawer on the spin and rinse cycle when filling

Disconnect first the mains, power plug off the wall. You could have a clog in your soap drawer; pull the dispenser drawer completely out. There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer to remove. Clean the soap drawer with an old tooth brush. The usual block could be old soap, softener, etc. (you could also be using too much soap powder). I usually use just above 125ml (my measure cup says ml, I use front loader powder for the 5.5kg load) The wash is very gud. This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing.
Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Next could be one of hoses has become loose, should be re-fixed. Examine by removing top of the front loader; this will give you a gud view of the pipes.If helped, click.

Mar 10, 2013 | Washing Machines

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I just bought a washer and dryer that were used and the previous owner was a smoker. Now all my clothes smell like smoke. Any advice the get the smell out of the machine?

Hello, W/D here.

For a single odor, I would recommend a neutralizing sequence. Use one box of baking soda. Fill the soap dispenser as you would with powdered soap, and pour the remainder into the wash tub. Fill the fabric softener and bleach dispenser cups with an odor remover such as Odor-Cide or Febreze. Add 1/2 the normal amount of detergent for a normal load directly into the tub. Run the washer on the hottest, longest cycle available, with the longest, hottest rinse cycle available (usually this is the sanitary cycle). When the cycle has finished, run another sanitary cycle with 2 cups of bleach in the tub, fill the soap dispenser, bleach dispenser and the softener dispenser with bleach also.
After this cycle runs, run another, normal cycle with white vinegar in the tub and dispensers. This can be a normal cycle.
After all of these cycles, one last regular cycle with about 1/2 the normal amount of detergent in the dispenser should get all of the smell neutralized in the machine.
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Feb 24, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Clothes always come out stiff. Towels are scratchy. Service guy told us we are using too much soap and we are using one half what the manfacturer reccomends. I am so dissapointed we are thinking of getting...

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France @ 13:52 Tues afternoon.

I don't think it is the washing machine, honestly! Don't consider wasting money- persevere!.
All that ALL machines do is simply flush the soap/powder down into the drum and then move the water, at what ever temperature you have selected, and washing around for a particular amount of time, then spin the water out before rinsing and spinning again.
There are a number of possibilities but continue to use the recommended amount of soap- the manufacturers are supposed to know best- although the more you use, the more they sell!!

1) maybe your water supply is very 'hard' i.e. lots of calcium. If so ALWAYS use decalc powder or tablets in EVERY wash. Also run the contents of a sachet (or 2) of a proprietary washing machine decalc/cleaner regularly- if very hard water do it once a month. It will help to keep the heating element clean. Even if you use tablets in every wash, their contents have been washed away with the waste wash water and no longer there for rinse cycles unfortunately.
2) try a different washing powder/soap!
3) If you are not using conditioner/softener already (you do not say) start using some. The only item for which my wife does not use softener is in towels as they dry one much more effectively without the 'coating' of softener!

I'd be very surprised if one or all of these options/choices does not sort out your problem!

Good luck,

John C

Feb 08, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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My new LG washer always has water in the soap dispenser, bleach dispenser, and fabric softener dispenser after the cycle has finished. Is this normal?

Mine too!! Very annoying, especially since the water then drains down onto to floor and has actually made the door hinges stiff! I just use powdered bleach now.

Aug 22, 2010 | LG Washing Machines

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Samsung Washer,less than year old. Not every load and not every item but periodically something will come out with stains not previously on the item.


This is common, if the machine does predominantly COLD washes.

Over a period of time, there is a build up of soap scum (washing powder/fabric softener etc) inside the machine, caused by using excess soap powder/detergent.

To recitfy this, fill the empty bowl (no clothes) with a solution of HOT water & CITRIC ACID (found in the baking isle of your grocery shop) on HI Water level. Set the machine to wash cycle, then drain.

Fill again with same solution, but leave solution inside the bowl overnight.

Drain next day, then follow with 1 single HOT wash (no clothes) on HI water level again.

The scum should be gone...

The hot flush should be done at least every 6 months, but this can be dramatically reduced if you use less soap powder (Samsung machines do not require as much powder, as do other machines)

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Nov 29, 2009 | Samsung Washing Machines

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Maytag a112 manual on how to add bleach AND fabric softener

Choosing Your Detergent, Bleach, and Fabric Softener..
Learn what the different items you need to wash your laundry.
Liquid Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softeners
When using liquid laundry detergent, you do not want to poor it directly on your laundry. The dyes in the liquid laundry soap could stain your clothing. You will want to start your washing machine and add the liquid laundry soap while the water is filling the washing machine.
You then can add your laundry once you have about and eighth of the washing machine tub filled. This will ensure your laundry doesn't become stained by the detergent. You should only add the amount that is poured into the cup to the fill line. When you add more, you could find yourself wading through mounds of bubbles overflowing from your washing machine.
The same reasoning applies to liquid fabric softeners. However, liquid fabric softeners are added to the washing cycle after the initial washing cycle is finished. You will want to add the fabric softener once the washing machine has filled with water and started to agitate. This keeps the fabric softener from touching the laundry and will work it into your clothing better.
Powdered Laundry Detergent
You will want to add one cup of loose laundry detergent to your washing machine in the same manner you would do the liquid laundry detergent. By doing this, the powdered laundry detergent will dissolve easier.
When adding bleach to your laundry, there is a small triangular cup in the corner of your washing machine. By adding one cup of bleach into that dispenser, the bleach will be added to the laundry at a precise time during the wash cycle.
Setting Your Washing Machine
Most washing machines have three or four cycles. For instance, the Maytag Washer I have has four cycles, regular, permanent press, delicate, and soak.
Regular Washing Cycle
The regular cycle is used for the following types of clothes and other apparel:
• Jeans
• Towels
• Blankets
• Sheets
• Quilts
• Bedspreads
The soil types for this cycle are heavy, normal, and light. This means clothes or other articles that are lightly too heavily soiled should be washed in this cycle. This is due to the washing cycles can be set from a minimum of eight to fourteen minutes maximum. You can use all three of the water temperatures in this cycle.
1Permanent Press Washing Cycle
The permanent press washing cycle is used on the clothes that may or may not need to be ironed.
Such as:
• Blouses
• Shirts
• T-shirts
• Under garments. This would be your unmentionables and socks.
• Jackets
• Sheets
• Baby Clothing
The soil types for this wash cycle are normal and light. The washing times for the permanent press cycle are six minutes to ten minutes. You can use all three washing temperature modes for this cycle as well.
Delicate Washing Cycle
The delicate washing cycle is normally used for sweaters, cotton, silks, and other fabrics that need to be washed with care.
The soil types for the delicate cycle are normal and light. The washing times for the delicate cycle are four and six minutes. It is best to wash your delicate clothes in warm or cold water. Always wash clothing that is more than forty percent cotton in cold water to prevent shrinking.
Soak Washing Cycle
The soak cycle would be used for heavily soiled clothing, such as, football and baseball uniforms. This will help rid the uniforms of caked on mud and grass stains.
You can also use this cycle if you wish to only bleach your white's once a week or once a month with bleach.
Washing Your Laundry
Choose the cycle you need for your laundry. Add the laundry detergent, fabric softener, and bleach (remember regular liquid bleach is for white clothes only.) Start the washing machine and let fill to dissolve the dry detergent or to mix in the liquid detergent.
Now add your clothes to the washing machine. Clothes the lid so the washing machine will continue to wash your clothes.
If you are using a Laundromat, put your clothes in the washing area and shut the lid or door. Add your detergent and other cleaning items in the correct compartments. Put in the correct amount of change so the washer will start.

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Nov 13, 2009 | Maytag Washing Machines

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I have a quite normal front load whirlpool washing machine and the feeling when I clean my clothes is that the smell is that fresh smell anymore, does not smell like softener or any soap but a horrible...

Oh angel!
a rose by any other name!

If your clothes smell worse after washing then the machine is full of gunge from all the previous washes. One of the worst things that puts a gluggy deposit inside machines is of all things Softener!
You could try putting a generous two cups of Sugar Soap Concentrate into your machine and filling it with warm water. Then let it stand for 24 hrs, Then start the wash cycle.
This may clear the gunge. If not the only sure remedy is a strip down and degunk and that will cost you a few dollars.

Oct 20, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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The machine wont take the fabric softener.

Remove soap drawer from washer, and remove all accessories,and thoroughly clean all parts, particularly the conditioner parts, make sure the syphon tube is clear by poking through it .
Clean interior of soap drawer compartment with a stiff nylon brush or similar.
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Jan 23, 2009 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA42 Front Load Washer

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