The magnet goes on the front piece of the detergent tray. You must be getting a "DDO" (Detergent Drawer Open) error message. When you removed the detergent tray for cleaning, you probably also removed the white plastic (front) portion of the drawer from the darker plastic reservoir portion. That's when the magnet fell out. That magnet has to be in place for the washer to function properly.
It goes into the white plastic portion of the detergent tray. It is placed in the vertical position just inside the vertical wall of the front portion of the drawer on the right side (of the detergent tray) as you are looking at the washing machine. You really have to look for its' location, but with some effort you will see a vertical slot with "plastic retaining clips" which hold the magnet in place.
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If you are talking about a small, rectangular magnet, about a 1/16" think or so, it goes in the detergent dispenser drawer. Looking at the front of the drawer, right side, a little behind the front. This magnet triggers a ( or should if its not falied) a magnetic reed switch which allows the washer to operate only if the drawer is closed.
If you take the drawer out, and remove the front, you will see where it goes.
it came from your dispencer ..it activates a sensor on the unit right side,,,,take your dispencer out turn it over and that magnet goes on the left side when dispencer is right side up....yes that magnet is neeeded to start unit...onthejob
pull draw out on right hand side fron you will see a little square recess,,,there a sensor on the in side of the main control,,if you cant seem to place take another magnet and place it on the side of control..and thats where to put the magnet
it fell out of the dispenser, hold the dispenser facing away from you on the left side there is a small slot, place the magnet in vertically so the long side of the magnet is on the right when looking from the front with the drawer closed good luck
I had the same problem. If you turn the dispenser so that the front faces away from you, look on the left side in the front. half way up there is a space with what looks like a plastic clip that might hold the dispenser to the front bezel. This actually holds the magnet, which can be installed without taking the dispenser apart. Be sure to install (pop in) the magnet vertically so that the long part of the magnet sits next to the right side of the dispenser opening (when viewed from the front) when the drawer is closed.
pull drawer out on right side just behind outer cover there should be a area where magnet fits if can't find exact spot hold magnet along right edge of opening and turn washer own if nothing happens move magnet along right edge till it comes on glue mahnet to dispenser drawer in corresponding area
Excellent solution. I had a similar problem. The trick is to figure out where to put the magnet. I had a hard time with that.
For those like me who might have difficulty finding the spot for the magnet, it goes on the right hand side of the detergent door. The easiest way to do it is to pull the detergent door all the way out of the machine and look at it such that the back of the door is facing you. The magnet fits vertically in a slot on the left side as you are looking at the door (right side of the doorwhen inserted in the machine) in the white plastic. It sits vertically and is held by a small latch. This is not obvious at all...
if it's a small rectangular magnet that appears, in our case, fell out, when you add detergent, softener, etc...the magnet goes on the right hand bottom corner of the drawer face, straight up and down, not sideways. this is evidently some type of sensor allowing the washer to start. we had an error code of "ddo" when the magnet fell out.