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AEG Lavamat 72640 Front Load Washer

My washing machine is going perfectly through all the cycles BUT takes all the water from the softener compartment. I need to add the washing powder manually while taking the water for the washing cycle and the same if I want to use softener, I add the softener when about 12 minutes left on the machine. I already had a technician out but wanted to talk to the aeg people first.

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Are the holes that spray out the water partially blocked? if so the water will spray out at every angle filling all the tray slots. try popping out the soap tray and cleaning above it with a stiff washing up brush and then reducing the water pressure by turning the tap off a bit.

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Sorry- my wife is calling but here is a quick probable fix- the fabric softener drawer normally has some sort of cover, which needs to be removed, and underneath is a pipe/tube down which the softener and water mix siphons. This tube gets blocked by gunge- a mix of powder and softener. Ours does!
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Must go.
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