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I have a GE Adora front load washer and my detergent drawer is stuck shut. It won't open no more than an inch. Is there a way to remove it w/o breaking the drawer, in order to get the items out of it?

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  • Monique Turner Apr 28, 2015

    The pedestal drawer is what I'm referring to.

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Try to take the drawer out as far as it goes
and use a mirror {dental and makeup }
or even a camera phone too see inside
you can take the top off
two screws slide of back lift it off
and shine a strong table light into the plastic soup drawer unit
usually transparent
and examine the drawer
a couple of kettles of boiling water will break up any soap etc
other than this its gota be the removable softener tray
so may need cajoled into place
as above use a long flat something
perhaps cut up a plastic tray,, etc...

sometimes you can unclip the front plastic cover
from the internal tray giving you move access

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

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Sounds like something is block the draw from open all the way.

Try using a metal coat hanger or a paint stir hand from Home depot the very long one.

slide along the open part of the door.

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

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SOURCE: detergent dispenser stuck, I think the detergent cup is preventing the drawer from opening

Here there is a user guide and instructions of a similar washer model.
http://www.laundrymanuals.com/manuals/mfg/lg/wm2496h.html
and also all available LG washer manuals to download.
http://www.laundrymanuals.com/manuals/mfg/lg/lg_frontload_washer_product_list.html
Have a look of how top lid is mounted.

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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SOURCE: front load washer leaks from the detergent drawer in the front

try taking the drawer out and clean it thoroughly, including the underside of the drawer, then clean the inside of the machine where the drawer fits into. Sometimes a build up of dertergent can casue this problem

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Front loading ge washer won't drain?

Similar problem fixed in less than 5 minutes. Here's a post that was very helpful. http://www.foobert.com/blog/2007/04/02/ge-adora-front-loading-washer-does-not-drain/
There's a trap located under the front panel (3 screws) I undid the filter and pulled out 21 coins, 2 buttons, a 'letter h', zipper parts, a broach, and a whole lot of lint.

My wife said that the unit never got the clothes so dry afterwords, she said the almost didnt need to throw the clothes in the dryer.

NOTE: Have a ton of towels ready, and if you can fit a bucket or dish under the filter, go slow and steady. I opened it up and had several gallons all over the floor!

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SOURCE: front loader LG washer drawer for detergent is stuck won't open

Remove the top of the washer by removing the 2 retaining screws (phillips head) from the back of the unit & sliding the washer top back about 2" & pulling up. You will see a white detergent dispenser box with several hoses coming off the back in the left front of the unit (this box contains the detergent drawer). The lid to this box is held on by 8 pressure snap clips. You only need to release the 4 snap clips (3 large, 1 small at the rear) on the right side of the box (nearest the washer drum). Pull up on the right side of the lid while pulling out on the detergent drawer. It should come out normally. Do not reassemble until you read below, then reverse the steps to put the washer back together.

The problem will be the "softener" lid (blue). It will not be sitting down in the drawer assembly & will catch on the lid of the white detergent dispenser box. Simply remove the blue lid to avoid future jambs. It only serves to identify the fabric softener recepticle & it keeps fabric softener from splashing around when water enters the system. You may need to remove the entire detergent drawer periodically to clean (push down on the blue thumb indent inside the drawer to release it from the housing).

Hope this keeps you from drilling through the lid & ruining a $23 part, like I did.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: LG Front Loading washer detergent drawer is jammed

you're in a bad spot. you will need to remove top metal panel of washer; and carefully separate the drawer housing a little and wiggle the drawer out. one of the compartments in the drawer popped up and jammed the drawer.

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

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