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Fabric softener is still in drawer at end of cycle

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It is not that unusual to find some plain water remaining- has the softener gone OK?

If not here is just a quick POSSIBLE (1st) solution if you have not tried it already-

Completely slide out the drawer - normally made possible by pressing down the plastic flap at the backend of the softener part of the drawer - as it is normally in the middle.

You may find 'gunge' made up of washing powder (if you use powder of course!) and softener combined in the tube that the softener should syphon into. Wash out with plenty of water!
I do this to ours fairly frequently.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 22, 2011

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Although you do not say which model it is, this is a common problem with many machines.
I suspect (first) that it is the conditioner/softener tray which needs a thorough clean,
paying particular attention to the sentences in BOLD ;-0)
Remove the complete drawer. To do this you will have to do one of the following-

  • Top catch- push down the lip/catch at the middle rear and pull the drawer out (that's how our Bosch one is removed)
  • release the catches underneath (our daughter's Indesit) or
  • lift upwards on the tray as it is coming out to clear the lip underneath.
One of those should enable you remove it
Once out identify which tray is for the conditioner- the others are simply 'chutes' and open-ended.
It will normally have some sort of cover over it which you must remove to expose the little stuck up pipe/tube. On some models there is just a small individual cap over the tube. The tube is down which the conditioner and water should siphon. It is likely to be blocked by 'gunge'- a mix of powder and conditioner. The whole of the tray, particularly this pipe and the bit which fits over it, must be completely clean and clear for it to operate correctly. It is worthwhile checking fairly regularly.

If this does not work, pull out the dispenser drawer far enough to be able to just see the softener tray, select the (final?) rinse and check that water is entering the tray. If it isn't there is a fault with the water distribution and an engineer call is required ;-0(

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Thanks and good luck!
John C

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