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Won't take Fabric Softener

My washer won't take the fabric conditioner out at any point in the cycle. I've poured water into the tray to see that syphoning occurs (it does) but if I pull the draw out to see water going into the fabric conditioner compartment - it never does. I can't see how water gets into the fabric compartment - the two inlet valves do the first and second trays respectively, there's no lever / wires / switches on the tray that the timer could use to redirect the flow into the fabric tray. There is a hose that comes from the top of the drum, into the tray near to the fabric conditioner compartment - but, this looks more like an overflow. I can't remove the whole tray as it's fitted under a bar from which the drum is suspended by springs - I'm not sure how to refit the springs (overcoming the tension) if I remove the springs. Anybody got any ideas?

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Re: Won't take Fabric Softener

Get a stiff washing up brush and scrub the fill holes above the powder tray. the conditioner fill hole may be blocked or is squirting out sideways. if not there may be a faulty fab cond water valve.

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