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My washer is holding water where you put bleach or softener after cycle is done. Help!

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Remove the detergent drawer from the machine, the instruction book will tell you exactly how to do so, but usually you pull them out as far as possible and then push down on the rear centre top of the drawer to flex the plastic slightly to allow the drawer to come all the way out.

The softener/bleach compartment has a siphon built into it and this gets blocked, normally with a black scummy deposit made of microbes and softener residues. You need to clean out as much as you can, you may need a cotton bud to reach deeper crevices. It's usually possible to unclip the siphon from the drawer; it looks like a kind of lid partway over the rear of the softener compartment. If you can get it off you'll normally see two dead ended vertical tubes which are vertical and the top one fits over the lower one. Clean both thoroughly inside and out.

Reassemble and put the drawer on your sink drainer. Fill the softener compartment with water: it should drain out via the siphon if you've cleaned it enough.

Refit the drawer to your washer and in future clean it out every couple of weeks or weekly in the summer.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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    Obertelli Jul 02, 2009

    Correction: "If you can get it off you'll normally see two dead ended vertical tubes"

    Sorry, this was a mistake. The wider top tube is dead-ended, but the lower tube which passes up and into the upper tube is not dead-ended. it's a siphon, so the water has to be able to escape from it!


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1.
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