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When I start the washer, water just pours out of the front hole just under the detergent dispenser. I check the clothes inside and not a drop of water. Not sure what else I should do.

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  • Dcor Oct 09, 2007

    *Water pours out onto the floor is should add*

  • Dcor Oct 10, 2007

    You were right about the blockage of some kind. It turns out there was a sock that managed to lodge itself right were the water was coming into the washer. Thank you very much for assisting me.

  • jd_didier Feb 10, 2009

    I have a similar problem, except the water runs into fine into the tub. However, it doesn't always wash out all of the detergent. If the holes are plugged in the top of the dispenser, how do I correct this?



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Remove the dipenser and feel down inside the hole. You will probably feel a detergent build up in the cavity. If so clean this out and rinse with hot water. This problem is becoming more common since people are washing more in cold water to save electricty. Some detergents and fabric softeners will not disolve in cold and it "gums" up the works. Post back to let me know what you find.

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    Michael Lindley Oct 10, 2007

    Maybe I am not clear on your problem. I understand that water is overflowing out of the hole the dispenser slides into and no water running into machine. If this is correct, there has to be a blockage of some kind under the dispenser.
    We have seen cases where the holes in the top of the dispener have become clogged with calcium and lime build-up. This can cause a small amount of water to leak around the dispenser, but the tub still fills properly.
    Remove the dispenser tray and start a cycle. Watch the water come into the machine. It should flow straight down through all the holes just above where the detergent section would be like a shower.



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