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Fabric Softner section won't fully drain....

Hello please help if you can! The little cup section, where you pour the fabric softner into, won't fully drain. The fabric softner leaves, but water, or a fabric softner/water combo always remains. Any idea what I can do?

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Re: Fabric Softner section won't fully drain....

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Re: Fabric Softner section won't fully drain....

Take your soap draw out pull the fabric softener tub out wash leave all of your soap draw in a bucket of hot water scrub with a brush this should clean a small hole which lets your conditioner out simply fix common fault m8

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