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Where does the detergent go?

I feel silly asking this question. Where does the soap go into the machine? We just bought a house that came with this washer/dryer combo. It doesn't include the manual and we've not used a front load washer before. Where on earth do we insert the detergent? We've been putting it in the fabric softener dispenser, but that doesn't always seem to drain. I don't think we are washing our clothes properly. Where does the detergent need to be placed??? Thank you immensely. As I said, I feel silly asking this.

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Lift up the cap on the middle of the bit that is in the middle under the lid

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SOURCE: Fabric Softener Won't Dispense

The fabric softener dispenser is notorious for clogging. Liquid fabric softener is essentially a liquid form of wax. After a period of time it begins to gunk up the inside of the fabric softener dispenser. If you remove the dispenser drawer and look into the cavity, there should be a series of holes in the upper part of the compartment where water sprays into all the dispenser trays. These holes get gunked up and clogged and water will not dispense properly. As a result, the washer goes through a complete cycle, but the dispenser stays full. If this is the case, you can take some cotton swabs and/or toothpicks and clean these holes real good. It may be a bit meticulous, but it should take care of the problem. Post back and let me know if this helps.

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SOURCE: MAH8700AWW - No Fabric Softener

Not sure if you've ever resolved this issue, but I'm dealing with it myself. I have come across this service manual that gives a very detailed illustration of the systems, how it works and how to test it.
Focus on pages 15 thru 25. Hope this helps you.

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