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Bleach remains in bleach dispenser after washing and even after extra rinse cycle

Ihave an LG WM2277HW washer. Bleach remains in the bleach dispenser after washing and extra rinse cycle.

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I put the bleach in with the load right on top of the whites, so I dont have bleach left in the dispenser for the next load. Seems to work okay.

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