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If I put just a tiny bit more softener in dispenser than should be it drains down. But is it lost? Or can I continue to wash and the softener will show up in the rinse?

If the softener drains down, is it totally lost or does it store somewhere until rinse cycle starts? Most the time I don't put in too much to overflow the compartment .

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No it goes into the outer tank surrounding the tub. It gets used during the first wash cycle.

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What type of water hoses are hooked up to it? If you have the flood safe hoses with the check valve in them then there isn't enough water pressure to distribute the softener.

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It is possible that the inlet valve is clogged and so the water flow is restricted. You must obtain a good flow into the washer tank after the program is started.
So remove the inlet valve and clean the filter, clean the valve and set to test once again,
Since the program is delayed the program timer detects this as an error.

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You can fill the fabric softener compartment with water and make sure that it is siphoning properly while you are cleaning it.
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For the dispenser problem, I recommend that you pull the dispenser drawer out and clean it thoroughly.
The fabric softener dispenser works on a siphoning principle.
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