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Gunk in middle of agitator

My Kenmore Stacked Washer has gunk in the middle of the agitator under the cup that dispenses the fabric softener. How does the fabric softener dispense? Does it spin out the top, or does water come up through the agitator, or does the fabric softener go down through the agitator? Or is the gunk I'm seeing a lubricant? It is halfway down the agitator shaft and very hard to get to. It smells bad and I'm not sure what to do.

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The fabric softener spins out of the cup after the wash cycle when spinning the water out of clothes, then the washer fills back up for the rinse w/ your softener having been dispensed. is there a nut at the bottom of your agitator where you see the gunk? If so you can take the agitator out by removing the nut but be careful of the little parts that make the agitator agitate. Do not disturb these little parts if you don't know about them. Does the gunk smell like grease or a mechanics garage? If so chances are it is a lubricant and should not be removed replace the cap and your softener cup and continue enjoying your machine.

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