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Fabric softener chamber is closed design! Impossible to work!!!

I have to remove the entire tray from the machine, lift a part out to get the fabric softener where it can get into the system, every time I wash. There's a mistake in the design it looks like to me.

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??????? they tray comes out easily, but your saying it clogs after each use??? not na common issue, please clarify to help you further.. it is normal for the unit to retain water after cycle complete( especially if fabric softenerwasnt used in prior wash) the compartment floods and siphons each chamber during wash, so if its there no fabric softener in to "siphon out" the waterwill reamin in chamber. normal operation

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