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Maytag washer is overflowing in the detergent and softener dispenser

This problem happens for a short period but leaks water on the floor

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SOURCE: Our Washer is overflowing through the dispenser drawer

water out of the soap drawer could be a multitude of things, start with removing the drawer and checking for blockage in the pipe from the drawer to the drum, next try turning down the water pressure a little sometimes that can help, or has the machine filled up totally till it overflows, that is a blocked pressure switch pipe, start with looking for the blockage first, work with safety unplug if removing lid etc. rate me if i have helped, thank you

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune MAH8700AWW Front load

I have a maytag neptune front loader (MAH8700AWW) unless I turn the water off @ the faucet the water continues to run into the washer after the load is done .How can I fix this.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag MAH 3 Neptune Washer doesn not dispense the fabric softener

my solution was to remove the bleach and softener dispenser inlet all together, and manuall add such things if I need them. Maytag never managed to fix the problem even tho they replaced the parts in that area...

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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Not sure if you've ever resolved this issue, but I'm dealing with it myself. I have come across this service manual that gives a very detailed illustration of the systems, how it works and how to test it.
Focus on pages 15 thru 25. Hope this helps you.
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/16026126.pdf

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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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.
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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.
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