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Softner remaining The tray used to place the powder in, has a place for softner. The machine completes a cycle and the softner remains. The softner is not getting introduced in the wash.

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Re: softner remaining

Try diluting the softener, some softener are too thick. But first clean out the softenre tray, by pulling it out, or with a tooth brush. Do look into your user manual. Does water enter the soft tray, check this too.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
This is a common problem with many machines.
I suspect that it is the conditioner/softener tray which needs a thorough clean,
paying particular attention to the sentences in BOLD ;-0)
Remove the complete drawer. To do this you will have to do one of the following-
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One of those should enable you remove it
Once out identify which tray is for the conditioner- the others are simply 'chutes' and open-ended.
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(2) along the bottom right hand corner of your machine you should see a small flap. Open this and to the left of this compartment you should see a flexible rubber hose (mine is black) Unclip this and pull it out gently as far as you can. Having a shallow bucket ready, uncap the end of the hose and some dirty smelling water comes out that has collected over time should pour out. Do this often to keep machine ticking over. I hope this helps you.

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