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My fabric softener seems to go in with the wash cycle rather than staying in compartment until rinsing. Even if I wait and put it in at a later time, it goes straight into wash cycle

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Remove the drawer and clean it and see if that solves the problem

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SOURCE: Fabric Softener doesn't empty

My husband just fixed ours after not seeing a solution on any other site. He pulled out the dispensing unit and pulled off the blue plastic piece on the top of the fabric softener and bleaching section. He then ran warm/hot water (not boiling hot) through the holes where the fabric softener is suppose to flow through. This cleaned out excess fabric softener that had coagulated in the elbow and blocked the flow of softener to the unit.

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you either have low cold water pressure being caused by the screens on both ends of the cold waterline being clogged by sediment or one of the solinoids for the water inlet is bad. try removing cold water hose and cleaning both screens if that doesnt help youll need a solinoid

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Fabric softener compartment problem.

I have this problem as well.. All washing machines manufactured nowadays are energy effficient, which means that they don't use as much water as the older models. This can result in a build-up of bacteria in the top part of the washing machine, which is clogging up the bit where the water comes through to flush the fabric conditioner into the drum. What I have to do every so often, is to take the top off the washing machine and clean out the layer of black slime that has built up, blocking the holes where the water goes into the washing machine. Another contributory factor is that the usual program used is a 40 degree wash, which is not hot enough to completely flush the machine through. Manufacturers recommend running a 90 degree wash once a month with just washing powder in iit, no clothes. Hope this is some help

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SOURCE: Leaking // bleach/fabric softener dispener isnt emptying

Cat has it correct, the parts are on my van. I would also check the timer as there is also a service flash on a timer that doesn't allow the rpm's above the critical spin of 430 rpms.

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SOURCE: Fabric softener compartment blocked

The fabric softener section in the drawer on my washing must be blocked as the fabric softener is staying in the drawer. Does anyone know any way to unblock it

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The washer works fine until it gets to the last rinse cycle. The rinse light blinks and the washer cuts off.


Will make a guess. Machines can stop on the last rinse because it is waiting for the fabric softener or because it is on a delay and leaves the clothes floating so they do not crease awaiting an action to say carry on.

Jan 21, 2015 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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You have to do it manually. See below from manual:

Liquid Fabric Softener (Manually add during rinse cycle)
1. Turn OPTIONS knob to FABRIC SOFTENER
2. Measure liquid fabric softener carefully, following instructions on the bottle, and add during the rinse cycle.

OPTIONS (on some models)
Set this option when planning to manually add fabric softener during the rinse cycle or when you use extra detergent or bleach to clean hazily soiled items. It provides an enhanced rinse.

Sep 09, 2012 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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I have a front loading Kenmore washer and when i put liquid detergent and fabric softener, the liquid flows into the machine - should the detergent and fabric softerner remain in their compartements until...


Hello,
Yes the detergent and softener will stay in the dispenser drawer until the correct time for them to be dispensed. The detergent is dispensed during the main wash cycle and the softener will not dispense until the rinse cycle

Jul 26, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Where does the detergent go and where do i put the fabric softerner? I am using a Kenmore Elite front load washer. thanks, Adriana


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

A quick and easy way to find out which tray is which is to pull the detergent drawer out just so that you can see into it. Start a pre-wash and see where the water runs in, then advance to the main wash and observe. Finally start a rinse cycle and where the water goes in is where the conditioner/softener goes.
In a few cases I have come across the pre-wash tray shares with the conditioner/softener part but the pre-wash powder goes in the front and the softener in the back.

Cheers,
John C

Mar 16, 2011 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Water softener goes in at wash cycle rather than rinse cycle


if it has to go in the rinse,,this means you have to put it in the fabric softner compartment of the dispencer,,,also do not fill pass mark fill line in dispencer or it will sphion down by itself before time..onthejob

Jan 25, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Leaking // bleach/fabric softener dispener isnt emptying


Remove the dispenser cup and clean it. Be sure to use He soap.

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Jan 10, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Kenmore Elite fabric softener won't drain


Is the dispenser full? It could be that it is a bit clogged. I would try just pouring a little very hot water in for several loads and using dryer softener sheets during this time. Let's see if we can unclog it .

Aug 21, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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HE washing machine


As you look at your dispenser. The Left compartment is for Detergent. The Right Front compartment is for the Fabric Softener Liquid. The Right Rear compartment is for Chlorine Bleach.

Jul 27, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Water Softner Dispense wont empty - Kenmore Elite Quiet Pak 4 HE3t


I'm sure you heard a small motor running from time to time during a cycle. That moves an "arm" which sends water to the different chambers during a cycle. Fabric softener is dispensed when water goes to that chamber and dilutes the fabric softener. That chamber then empties by a siphoning action.
If you want to narrow down the problem a little to help trouble shoot -- put some wet rags in and run the Rinse and Spin cycle with some fabric softener. If the softener is not dispensed, then you know that the water isn't being sent to that chamber properly.
If you are intrepid enough to take the top off your washer, do that and see if the arm appears to be moving during a normal cycle. Maybe the arm got dislodged or broken during the move.
If water isn't being diverted properly, I think this calls for a real repair person.

Jan 27, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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