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Front load washer pouring water from detergent drawer

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  • nicsam Apr 02, 2009

    water is pouring out of the soap dispenser draw the water wont go down at all. can i fix it myself?

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W would immagine that if you have water pouring out from your dispensor that something has found its way down into the the dispensor hose leading to the tub and is bl;ocking free passage of wwater. you can remove the top off the machine and check the dispensor to tub hose for possible debris/ sock/washcloth. ive even seen the pull tab from the top of the detergnet bottles in there

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