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Fabric softener won't dispense

The fabric softener won't dispense. I have taken the whole assembly out and cleaned it...still won't work. Any other ideas?

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  • dianeb62 Jun 24, 2009

    Yes, I did try that. Thanks for the input though! I appreciate it. :-)

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Have you tried thinning the softener with water? It's what I used to do on my older washer, it wasn't the new Duet, but it seemed to help. Hope that helps. (PS I don't use softener anymore as I have developed a terrible skin allergy to these newer longer scented softeners! )

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  • knitr54 Jun 24, 2009

    Sorry, it didn't help. One other thing that I have used for years to soften clothes( and I just read this tip online in a how to save money tip when doing laundry) is plain old white vinegar. I have used it for years, maybe running some of that in the softener dispenser might unclog it.

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