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Whirlpool bleach dispenser not dispensing properly

We have a top loading Whirlpool washing machine. Our colored clothing keeps getting white or bleached spots on them after being washed, when we haven't put any bleach in the bleach dispenser for several loads. I tried to fill the bleach dispenser with water and run an empty cycle to rinse the dispenser out, but when the load had finished, the bleach dispenser was still full of water. It seems that it is not dispensing the bleach when it is supposed to, then it leaks bleach into later loads. Why is it doing this, and is there a way to fix it?

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It sounds like the bleach dispenser is clogged or has a crack in it. What we do, is when we bleach our clothes and I know that this is extra work, but we wait until the washing machine is full of water, then add the bleach directly to the wash.

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This compartment works on syphon action caused by the water when filling, rmove syphon cover on dispenser bos or try pooring boiling water into compartment, this will usually resolve

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