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Water not draining into tub from dispenser. how do you unclog dispenser drain?

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The dispensor has no drain simply a hole that feeds teh tub, you can remve the bellow/rubber boot from the front of machine( pullllback the rubbe rto reveal the spring clamp) only removefromfront the rear will cause you much grief to reinstall, after removing hte front you can see the end ofthe drain line perhaps a small sock/washcloth is in ther clogging the port

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For the dispenser problem, I recommend that you pull the dispenser drawer out and clean it thoroughly.
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You can fill the fabric softener compartment with water and make sure that it is siphoning properly while you are cleaning it.
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The problem with the fabric softener not dispensing is not likely related to and F03 error code due to the washer not draining.

For the dispenser problem, I recommend that you pull the dispenser drawer out and clean it thoroughly.
The fabric softener dispenser works on a siphoning principle.
Make sure that the siphon hole in the dispenser is clear and not restricted or plugged.

You can fill the fabric softener compartment with water and make sure that it is siphoning properly while you are cleaning it.
Make sure that the cover is properly replaced on the fabric softener dispenser when the drawer is replaced in the washer.
You can use the diagnostic test described below to test the fabric softener dispenser.
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You could also have a failed drain pump even though it runs. If the impeller is jammed or damaged, it will not pump out the water in the washer.
You will likely need to unplug the washer and drain the water out of the tub using a wet/dry shop vacuum.
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