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MAH8700AWW - No Fabric Softener

Machine works great, but the wife informs me it no longer dispenses Fabric Softener. Manually checked soleniod valve, jumped it with 110 and all solenoids work fine. Tech says only thing left is control board at $335+. No error codes

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I have posted this to another area as well.


The problem is in the unit that directs the water to the main, the bleach or the softner.


You need to remove the door first.. then the front panel... then the top of the washer. There is a good video on YouTube that shows you how to deal with this.


When the top is lifted you will see the unit that directs the water - covered with the white plastic cover. Remove the two screws and lift off the lid.


Two solenoids pull the lever that turns the wheel which then the lower part directs the water's path to one of the three chambers.


Calcium build up under the small wheel unit that directs the water.... after 14 years it was not smooth anymore. I removed the unit and applied some calcium remover (CLR) and it now works fine... still holding my breath - but working!!


Previous to this I also checked the water intake line. It was plugged at both ends - where the water came in to the hose the filter was clogged... then it was also 90% blocked at the entrance to the washer. Water heater was changed... and water lines and been worked on as well adding **** to the filters. Cleaning and changing the sieve allowed the water to run better. This blockage was perhaps a contributing factor as well... acting as if the water was not turned on... too slow to fill etc...


I hadn't checked that part in 14 years!

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