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Water in softener dispenser

I accidently poured detergent in the fabric softener dispenser and quickly removed the tray and rinsed it out. Now there is a little water in the dispenser after every load. What can I do about this? I keep pouring it out, but it keeps coming back. Thank you. Ann

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Re: water in softener dispenser

The conditioner works by siphoning out when the water from filling mixes with it, the excess water then drains away the same way, when you took the drawer out, you must have either not cleared all the powder or not put it back together properly, if it worked before it has to be something you have done, sorry, just keep trying different ways and double check to see if all bits have been cleaned properly if i have helped please rate me

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5. Pour measured liquid fabric softener into the fabric softener
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■ Do not overfill. The dispenser holds 3 oz (94 mL), or a
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The way that I read the manual, your color safe bleach would go in the detergent dispenser. Your liquid chlorine bleach would go in the bleach dispenser.

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