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Electrolux 1292 softener compartment not dispensing after few years

It used to work and now it's not working anymore. I didn't fill the softener exceeding the limit.

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Good Morning Sandie,

I understand that you are having trouble with the softener dispenser not dispensing on your Electrolux washer. I suggest running a System-clean cycle on your washer, as well as taking out the dispenser drawer and taking the dispenser compartments out and cleaning them. It might be that the softener has built up inside the dispenser drawer. If that does not work, reset your appliance by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker for 2-3 minutes. If you are still noticing the softener not dispensing, I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Posted on May 12, 2014

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