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Soap remains in the soap dispenser after full cycle

We have had our WP Duet for 5 years and now the soap, which we have always used, does not fully wash out of the dispencer.

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We had this problem. I unplugged the unit, removed the top cover, and found a bunch of 'crud' on the cam assembly that sits on top of the dispenser. That cam controls where the water goes -- prewash, soap, bleach, fabric softener.

So carefully clean up the crud if you have it too. I applied some silicone lubricant to the shaft with the 'pointer' where it seemed to be binding. I don't know if silicone lubricant is recommended, or if it will cause any damage over time, but the parts looked to be a dense plastic, and I figured it would be OK.

With a bit of manual exercising after the clean and spray, the pointer was freed up so it again had full travel from I to IV as the machine cycled.

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Plug off the wall first. Possible your inlet hose to the dispenser is clogged or something. Open up the top to examine the pipes; while you are at it see that all debris are removed, clean the fine meshes, refit carefully. Pressure from the wall faucet should be good.

Click on troubleshooting in blue above for further multifold solutions. Good luck.........

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