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Sears / Kenmore top-loading washer does not dispense bleach

Kenmore (sears) model 110.C28932790 top loading clothes washing machine (purchased new in 1999). Bleach does not dispense at all from the bleach reservoir tray. Liquid soap and softener reservoirs work properly.

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    Why is Fixya listing this as a Kenmore 23822 when I said the model number is 110.C28932790 ???



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Remove the tray and check the proper operation of the solenoid for the door.

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Hello sa-kap,

yYu said,

Hi, I have a top loading Kenmore Elite washer (don't know model #) from the year 2002. It has the automatic bleach dispenser. The problem is that if someone has washed clothes with bleach sometime during the day and someone else comes along and washes dark clothes, the clothes get ruined with dot bleach stains. It appears that the bleach remains in the washer. Any tips or do I need to buy a new washer? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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