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Bleach/softener dispenser Could you please tell me what could b the problem if the bleach/softener dispenser does not work? Thank you.

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Re: Bleach/softener dispenser

Don't only clean the strainers at the ends of the hoses, there are pull-out strainers that are in the male hose connectors ON THE MACHINE. pull them out and clean those as well. Soaking in vinegar will help.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

Re: Bleach/softener dispenser

The problem you are experiencing is that there is not enough water pressure from the feed to siphon the chemicals from the dispenser. Go to the connections at the valve bibs where you connect the hoses. Remove the hoses and clean out the strainers in the hose couplings. This should take care of your problem.

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Re: Bleach/softener dispenser

Try to push a plastic straw through the hole in the dispenser. This hole could be blocked with lint.

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Re: Bleach/softener dispenser

I cleaned out the lines, but that didn't work. The fabric softener side works, just not the bleach. I think it's getting water, just not draining into the load. I checked for a blockage but there was none. Any other ideas?

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you have to remove the compartments and clean them out,, could have lint build up blocking it

Posted on May 30, 2009

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In order to get the solutions (bleach, softener, detergent) to go into the washer, the water needs to pour through the dispenser somehow. Dry means NOT working (mothmanmeg).

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According to the manual on pages 12 & 13.

Place a load of sorted clothes into the washer. See “Laundry
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12. Press START. The wash cycle begins, and the display shows
the estimated remaining time. The lid will lock.
NOTE: If you do not press Start within 5 minutes of pressing
Power, the washer automatically shuts off.

The way that I read the manual, your color safe bleach would go in the detergent dispenser. Your liquid chlorine bleach would go in the bleach dispenser.

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