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Fabric softener tray doesn't drain

At the end of each wash, the fabric softener tray is always full of water, and sometimes some has backed out and run on to the floor. i've checked the main drain filter, and i've also opened the top up and checked the little hose that joins the tray to the top of the drum, but that was totally clear. there's a little white plastic four-position rocker above the little hose - what does that do? could it have anything to do with the problem? is this likely to be an electrical or a mechanical fault? if the latter, what should i look for? many thanks in advance.

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Re: fabric softener tray doesn't drain

What u need to do is take your soap drawer out take it to the sink now take your fabric softener draw out the pipe that is fixed into the main drawer will need cleaning out has this will be slightly blocked with thick softener or powder once all the main drawer is cleaned do the same with the softener drawer put it back together and it should stop it from blocking up again m8

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