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How to unplug dispenser tube

On my Kenmore washer, my bleach dispenser tube is clogged.  How do I clean it out?  I can feel something down in the tube, either pieces of built up calcium or soap that someone put in the wrong place, or something.  The tube is only about 4 or 5 inches long, and about half is full.  I can get the tube off the dispenser at the top, but it appears the tube goes into the tub.  I'm afraid to pull too hard.  How can I clean this out?

If I can't clean it, could I plug up the tube that brings the water to the dispenser to wash down whatever is in the dispenser tray?  This is the water that leaks since it can't drain.

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Thanks.  I actually ended up cutting the tube between the bend and the tub and cleaning out the tube from there.  Then I put it back together with a brass connector.  The solenoid seems to be working and there is no leaks last night.  Today it will get a workout from the wife, so we will see the real test!

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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If you cant get something in the tub to clean it out you may want to check into just replacing it.  Are you sure there isn't a solenoid attached to allow the bleach to empty in at a certain time of the cycle and if that is bad and not opening up you would have the same condition

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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