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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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Re: How to unplug dispenser tube

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!

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Re: How to unplug dispenser tube

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

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