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Softener compartment fills up with water at the start of the wash

Is water supposed to fill up the softener compartment at the beginning of the rinse cycle? I've never noticed this before. We just replaced the door boot seal and i want to make sure we did everything correctly by running a rinse load. We have a Maytag frontloader 5500.
Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

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It is because that is when the softener is added to the wash.

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SOURCE: Help!! My maytag neptune MAH6700AWW is having trouble.

the fix was simple i just had to lift my drain hose off the floor. it had become disconnected from the back of the washer and was lying on the floor. I didn't realize that by it lying on the floor it didn't provide the proper back pressure to keep the water in while filling the tub. this was the NF error. as for the LE error. i haven't gotten it since i took off my cold water hose connection and ran hot water into it to losen the dirt/rust that was caked into the screen that is located in it. My washer is running like it is brand new again.

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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune stops during rinse cycles

Could yoy please explain what the "screen" is?

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SOURCE: MAH8700AWW - No Fabric Softener

Not sure if you've ever resolved this issue, but I'm dealing with it myself. I have come across this service manual that gives a very detailed illustration of the systems, how it works and how to test it.
Focus on pages 15 thru 25. Hope this helps you.
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16026126.pdf

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SOURCE: At beginning of wash cycle when washer is filling

Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Sounds like the softner valve is stuck open. You would have to open the top and start the cycle and see if the softner valve is getting power to it. If its not and water is comming through it is stuck open and needs to be replaced. If it is getting 120volts to it the control board would have to be replaced.
Thank You and please rate my answer if it was helpful..

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When the washer begins to fill for the rinse cycle, the fabric softener solenoid is energized and water flows into the fabric softener dispenser cup. When the cup is full the water siphons out and softener and water flow into the tub.

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I know this may sound silly, but I have seen this problem solved on many occasions by cleaning the filter screen(s) in your cold water supply hose!
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