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Fabric softner cap keeps coming off during cycle

I never use the fabric softner in center of the agitator, the larger white cap? keeps flying off during wash cycles. now I am having what appears to be bearing grease coming out of the bottom of agitator. Im afraid to wash a load of clothes fear of getting grease all over clothes.

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Push the fabric softener cup down and turn it to lock it into place

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SOURCE: the fabric softner dispenser is clogged. it fills

Pour really, really hot water into it and that should disperse the fabric softerner...then run the washer with NO clothes in it...good luck

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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SOURCE: the fabric softner will not go into the washing

Can't help ya, as mine is doing the same thing. Not so much none of it, but there is always some left over in the f.s. compartment. I have tried adding water, but there is still some left over. It dries, and gets gummy. Every so often, I remove the drawer and clean it off.

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Bill,

On most top load whirpool washers (not including the calypso or the cabrillo) there are 2 main styles for getting the agitator off.

The first and easiet are for the older styles. This will be easy to identify as there is a green ring around the fabric softner dispenser holding it on. Raise the ring up and the dispenser will come off. Underneath you will see a plastic cap. Pry this off with a small flat hear screw driver. Underneath there, there will be a 7/16" bolt. Take it off with a rachet and lift the agitator from the bottom and out of the way.

The second and slightly more complicated method is for the new style. This can be identified by the 4 evenly spaced slots just underneath the fabric softner dispenser. First gently rock the top of the fabric softner side to side. the white top should come off as well as a clear plastic cup underneath. You will be left with 4 white plastic shafts sticking up just above thse slots mentioned earlier. Taking care not to break these shafts, rotate the remaining top piece of the agitator counter clock wise. Once it rotates, pull/ pry it off. Underneath there will be a clear plastic cap with 2 tabs on it. Pull the cap off by these tabs. Remove the remaining 7/16 bolt underneath and lift the agitator off by the bottom.

There are many variations of agitators, but one of these 2 methods (or even a mixture) should get you taken care of. One other thing to mention. Once you take either of the perviously mentioned styles off, you may find a white square hole under neath the dispensers. With this style, you use a 1/2" rachet to unscrew it counter clockwise and the 7/16 bolt is underneath.

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