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Water softener filling up with water

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I have a Kenmore water softener, I have it bypassed now as it was just filling up with water. I know alot about water softeners, worked for water treatment company for 8 years, even serviced them...but they were not Kenmore. I have tried everything to get the softener to **** the water out. My experience is that the first cycle should pull water/brine out and then start its cycle. This one however does not seem to pull. I have cleaned out the float and the brine tank as well as the assembly on the side, as per the manual etc. It all seems fine but when it is finished its cycle, it has more water in it. then over the days, it gets higher and higher, my thoughts are that it still not pulling the brine...any other suggestions?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Fabric softener compartment problem.

I have this problem as well.. All washing machines manufactured nowadays are energy effficient, which means that they don't use as much water as the older models. This can result in a build-up of bacteria in the top part of the washing machine, which is clogging up the bit where the water comes through to flush the fabric conditioner into the drum. What I have to do every so often, is to take the top off the washing machine and clean out the layer of black slime that has built up, blocking the holes where the water goes into the washing machine. Another contributory factor is that the usual program used is a 40 degree wash, which is not hot enough to completely flush the machine through. Manufacturers recommend running a 90 degree wash once a month with just washing powder in iit, no clothes. Hope this is some help

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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SOURCE: the softener holder just fills with water but will not drain.

Is water left in the dispenser at the end of the cycle?
About two tablespoons of water remaining in the dispenser compartment at the end of the cycle is normal. At the end of the wash cycle, fresh water automatically cleans the dispenser. Check that the cycle is complete before opening the dispenser drawer.
Is the dispenser drawer clogged?
A clogged dispenser can block the flow of water through the dispenser and cause water to leak out. Manually remove the dispenser, and clean any leftover detergent or additives that could clog the flow of water through the dispenser. Also, check that the detergent drawer is always completely closed during the cycle. If the drawer is not closed completely, water can leak out onto the floor.
Are the additives dispensing too early?
Here are a few things that can cause the additives (detergent, fabric softener or liquid chlorine bleach) to dispense early:

  • Check that the dispenser is not overfilled. Do not fill past the MAX fill lines on the dispenser. Overfilling can cause early dispensing of liquid chlorine bleach and/or fabric softener.
  • Check that the detergent separator is in the correct position. For liquid detergent, the separator should be in the front position. For powdered detergent, the separator should be in the rear position. If the separator is in the rear position while you are using liquid detergent, it will dispense immediately, which is not how it is designed to work.
  • Use powdered HE detergent when using the DELAY WASH option. Liquid detergent may dispense prior to the start of wash.
Are the additives dispensing too late?
The additives will not dispense until the proper time if the DELAY WASH option is selected.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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SOURCE: stackable softener dispenser stays filled with

if its the dispensor on top of the adjitator it snaps off then you can unscrew some of them to clean. or just soak it in hot water.good luck!

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

Testimonial: "Suggestion worked, but didn't really snap off. Had to wiggle dispenser & finally able to snap it out. Cleaned with a toothbrush and snapped back."

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SOURCE: The Softener is not going through.

Hey Ben Fixit,

Depending on what unit of Nexxt 500, not all of them have a slide out soap box. The unit I have of the Nexxt 500 series only has an access lid that lifts up.

To address the blockage on this style of machine, a user can start with a kettle of boiling water and slowly pour the water into the fabric softener well.

Remember fabric softener is made with plant fats and during the colder months can coagulate and clog the lines. This is due to the colder temperature of the water, especially if the user does not use hot water to wash all of their clothes.

Keith

Posted on May 31, 2010

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SOURCE: The fabric softener dispenser in

I need the complete model# from the label to help you out.

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