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Why does the detergent compartment hold water after the cycle is complete?

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When this was happening to us, the cycles were also taking much longer than usual. Turns out that the little screen filters where the water supply hoses connect to the washer (both hot and cold) were clogged with debris--thus reducing the water pressure in the machine. Good water pressure is needed to "flush out" the detergent, etc. from the tray.

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It might be due to not having the washer properly leveled front to back and side to side, thus allowing some water to remain in the detergent dispenser. Check the washer for level with a good 3 foot or longer level and check across the front and back and then on each side and finally from each front corner to the opposite back corner. Level the washer by raising or lowering each leveling foot on each corner on the bottom of washer (or the pedestal units, if so installed) until the washer is properly leveled in all directions.

Once you've got the washer properly leveled, you shouldn't have much of a problem with residual water in the dispenser.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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How do I run just a rinse cycle if the soap hasn't been completely removed during the complete cycle?


Water for the rinse cycle runs through a different compartment (designed for fabric softener) of the soap drawer and so remaining soap will not spoil the rinse.

Left over soap can be a problem as it is difficult and unpleasant to clean and if it isn't removed it can block the outlet and cause a flood. Check the instructions of your washer but generally the soap drawer will pull right out for cleaning in the sink and to check the outlets are clear.

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compartment 1: Detergent for pre-wash
(powder)

Before pouring in the detergent, make sure that extra compartment 4 has been removed.

compartment 2: Detergent for the wash cycle
(powder or liquid)

Liquid detergent should only be poured in immediately prior to the wash cycle start.

compartment 3: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
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Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Remove the dispenser by raising it and pulling it out (see figure).
Wash it under running water; this operation should be repeated
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After a wash why there,s water in the detergent compartment


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After cycle, water is in the softener and bleach


Water floods the dispenser compartments at the start of the cycle to dilute/dissolve the softener, bleach, and detergent. The reason why water is in the compartment after the cycle is that, the detergent, the softener, and/or the bleach does not flow into the tub properly. It's either the dispenser assembly is clogged or excessive amount of detergent, softener or bleach is used. Clean the dispenser assembly and make sure to use no more than two tablespoons of powdered HE detergent or one-and-a-half ounces if liquid HE detergent.

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  2. Pull out the dispenser drawer.
  3. Unscrew the two screws then push the dispenser assembly out.
  4. Unscrew the nut at the lower part of the dispenser.
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I put powder detergent in salt compartment in my dishwasher by mistake. What do I do next?


Just flush it out by pouring plenty of water into the receptacle. You don't have to get every last trace out. Make sure to wear rubber gloves and possibly eye protection as the powder is caustic and so you need to avoid skin and eye splashes.

You could alternatively leave the salt chamber cap off and run the dishwasher empty for a couple of cycles; that will allow the powder to dissolve without any chance of you getting splashes on your skin.

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Detergent dispenser tray not draining water after cycles


I have the same problem and sometimes water stays in the detergent tray as well. I don't have a solution other than to remove the whole tray and drain in the sink after each cycle.

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The softener holder just fills with water but will not drain.


Is water left in the dispenser at the end of the cycle?
About two tablespoons of water remaining in the dispenser compartment at the end of the cycle is normal. At the end of the wash cycle, fresh water automatically cleans the dispenser. Check that the cycle is complete before opening the dispenser drawer.
Is the dispenser drawer clogged?
A clogged dispenser can block the flow of water through the dispenser and cause water to leak out. Manually remove the dispenser, and clean any leftover detergent or additives that could clog the flow of water through the dispenser. Also, check that the detergent drawer is always completely closed during the cycle. If the drawer is not closed completely, water can leak out onto the floor.
Are the additives dispensing too early?
Here are a few things that can cause the additives (detergent, fabric softener or liquid chlorine bleach) to dispense early:
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  • Use powdered HE detergent when using the DELAY WASH option. Liquid detergent may dispense prior to the start of wash.
Are the additives dispensing too late?
The additives will not dispense until the proper time if the DELAY WASH option is selected.

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This cycle uses higher water volumes in combination with liquid chlorine bleach to thoroughly clean the inside of your washing machine.
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  3. open dispenser drawer and remove the detergent compartment and set aside. No laundry products will be added at this time. You will be required to add only liquid chlorine bleach at a later step.
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The machine will fill and run a short sensing cycle. This will take about 3 minutes.

Step 5
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  • if "Ab" (add bleach) displayed in the estimated time remaining window (you'll hear 4 short tones) proceed to Step 6.
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    NOTE: The water in the unit will dispense for a moment, then the door will unlock, lock again, and then the cycle will continue with another check for items in the washer.

    The machine will fill and run a short cycle to determine whether any items have been left in the washer. This will take approx 3 minutes.

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6. Add liquid chlorine bleach.
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  • If doing a monthly maintenance procedure, open the dispenser drawer and immediately add 1/3 cup bleach to the Main Wash detergent compartment. The liquid chlorine bleach should immediately flow out of the dispenser.

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8. After the cleaning cycle is complete, leave the door open, clightly to allow for better ventilation and drying of washer interior.

9. Replace the detergent compartment divider.

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