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Washing maching not taking fabic softner.

Hi, this machine is about 7 years old and work fine, except in the last couple of weeks it no longer takes in the fabic softner from the rinse draw. Apart from that everything is OK. Any idea on what's wrong?

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  • petalangel Sep 25, 2007

    Hi, I've tried that, I have now noticed that it takes in the fabic softner on some programmes and not others, any thoughts?

  • MikeyV Dec 28, 2007

    I have somewhat of the same issue. Though the fabric softner compartment is empty, the system empties the fabric softner during the 1st cycle killing any suds I have. Any ideas?

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  • sallytwidale Jul 02, 2008

    my machine is also doing this and if I put my wash powder/tablets in the drawer it wont take it either.I have to put it direct into the machine.

    I have taken it to bits and cleaned it but to be honest it wasn`t that bad no blockages that I can see.



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Take the top off, three screws in the back, top front left is the dispencer assembly, you will see some crusties(thats what I call them) on the top next to the moving parts, brush them off and wet that area down and blow to remove other, The moving piece should move freely now, going back to the roman numeral one. the spring is what pulls it back to one but the crusties keep it from moving.

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  • wwestman Dec 31, 2009

    This is for the front loader kenmore elite


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Soak the fabric softner in HOT water. that should loosen the dried caked up softner. if the cup is removable, remove and soak in hot water

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