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Bleach & Softner not emptying

The bleach & softener portions of the drawer are not emptying.

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  • mlea99 Feb 27, 2009

    We have been using liquids.

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What "form" are you using? liquid, gel, powder? try using a different type and lean towards the more liquid forms if your washer can handle them, ie move from powder to gel or liquid, and from gel to liquid. Hope this helps.

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Water fills up in the bleach and softner side of the drawer


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Here is a tip that I wrote about what I found out about the fabric softener notdispensing into the washer...

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This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the washer. Water
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• As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
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Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed
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• Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1)
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• Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure 3)
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• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residue
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hi, nikoltheis! i'm not sure if we have exactly the same model, but it should be pretty close. here's what my user's manual says:

Detergent and fabric softner may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month

- Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out until it stops.

- Reach back into the left rear corner or the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.

- Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softner compartments.

- Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softner residue may indicate improper dilution or that more frequent cleaning is required.

- To clean the drawer opening (the empty area left behind when you remove the drawer) use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all the residue from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (The picture shows this being done with a tooth brush.)

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