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Bleach dispenser is full of water

Model# MAH5500B - After each wash that the bleach dispenser is full of water - should we get a new dispenser to fix this probelem?

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What you need is the dispenser valve. The part number for your unit is 22003846 and it crosses over to 12001930... Hope this helps... Bill

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If the liquid in the bleach dispenser is pure bleach you may need a technician to diagnose and repair the problem. The voltage will have to be tested to the bleach solenoid and a volt meter is required.



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Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.This model has a valve used just for the bleach dispenser. Depending on your serial number it is a whole valve assembly or a separate valve for the bleach and softener. But pretty sure your going to have to replace it.Just check for voltage at the valve assembly to determine which one.
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