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Washing machine softener compartment filled with water.

My bosch WAA24160GB fabric softener compartment is always full of water/softener mix when my cycle is finished and I have to remove and drain out the water.

I have tried cleaning the drawer etc, have run with vinegar on a boil wash and tried HG service man cleaner nothing has worked.

I really don't understand because water is getting in to the compartment but both compartments seem to drain through the pipe at the bottom so why is one empty and the other not?

thanks for your help!

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dazmaraz
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SOURCE: WFLI2440 FRONT LOAD FABRIC SOFTENER NOT DISPENSING

your soap drawer is most likely to be blocked , the only true way of clearing the blockage is to take the soap dispenser completely out . you will see that all the jets will be blocked ,you can do this before taking it all apart by taking the drawer out band looking up, if it looks clean ie; no black gunge then it may be a water valve problem, as the cold fill side has 2 internal valves both have come on together to clear the conditioner compartment.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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SOURCE: water in my washing machine

it sounds like you have a leaking water valve, you will have to replace the mixing valve, For now turn the water off at the wall suppling water to the machine. When you want to use the washer turn on water, when its done with the cycle turn the water off.

Note: unplugging the machine will not stop the water from running

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana washing machine

prob faulty door seal or iff really bad hole in outer tub

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Hard scratchy towels. Have used all wash cycles, and use fabric softener

have you tried just white vinegar as your rinse aid. Do a full cycle of your washing machine using white vinegar instead of detergent, to clean any residue from pipes, and then in the next wash try white vinegar as your rinse aid.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: fabric softener dispenser no longer works on my Bosch

Remove soap drawer completely from washer, and thoroughly clean all parts of it, paticularly the conditioner compartment..
Get a piece of stiff wire, and make a right angled bend in the end of it, then poke the wire into all the holes in the top of the soap drawer compartment to clear any possible blockage.
This should solve the prob.
Please rate my solution.
Thankyou.

Posted on May 20, 2009

MNTECH
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SOURCE: Fabric softener not draining

Remove the dispenser drawer by pushing down on the tab at the center back and pulling drawer out. Now, remove the top of the fabric softener compartment and the parts of the soap dispenser and clean them all out. An old toothbrush often helps. Reassemble and replace. They should siphon out now.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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