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The drawer is flushed to eliminate residue.

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How do I get fabric softener to flow into washing machine


jrez's answer is for toploaders... you said you have a drawer, so it's a front loader.

The softener is usually taken up by a syphon. This can be removed from the drawer assembly for cleaning, when they clog they can't syphon.
While the machine is taking water for the last rinse, some of the incoming water is sent via the softener compartment. As softener is thick, without a syphon the softener would just sit in the bottom of the compartment and the fresh water would just skim off the top.

SO: Check the drawer after the final rinse.. if the softener compartment is full to the brim, the syphon is blocked. OR .. if there's just the same amount of softener as when you started the cycle, you have a filling problem instead.
Filling problem can be for two reasons: early machines had one water valve, and a flap which squirted water into the various compartments, operated by a linkage from the timer - this linkage can break, the spring can fall off, all mechanical. Later machines use a separate water valve, and this can fail shut.

Feb 15, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Why does water softener drawer still have water in it at the end of cycle


It is clear water right? The filler tube flushes as it empties and it always has a small amount of flush water in it.

Jul 26, 2014 | Zanussi Washing Machines

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Samsung vrt washer


it is probably the water valve for the softener has failed nachines have one valve for the cold rinse water and a second valve for the softener compartment in the soap drawer

Mar 10, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Bosch Maxx softener dispenser full of water at end of cycle


it seems that there must be a blockage in the siphon tank softener.
Remove the drawer and wash well, remove the siphon softener (just pull up)

Dec 22, 2013 | Washing Machines

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The fabric softener drawer does not empty after a washing cycle so how do I solve this


It is normal for some water to remain in the fabric softener dispenser after the wash cycle is complete

Jan 10, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Fabric softener premature release


In my case it was simply a matter of cleaning the nozzles that spray the water into the MAIN DETERGENT compartment. Turns our that when the washer was filling up, some nozzles were partially clogged and were directing water to the side where the softener compartment was, causing the fluid level to rise and therefore releasing the softener early. The washer was NOT spraying water in the softener side, what happens is that the dispenser tray is configured in a way that when the fluid reaches a certain max level in the softener/bleach trays, it completely drains. A way to test for this problem would be to completely dry the softener tray and start the wash cycle like you normally would (including detergent), only without adding any softener to the tray and see if after filling there is any water in the softener tray, this would prove that the water is coming from the other side.

Apr 13, 2012 | Whirlpool GHW9400 Front Load Washer

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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.

  1. Unscrew the two screws on the back of the top plate then pull it back then upward.
  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.
  5. Remove the four connectors from the valves.
  6. Unscrew the two screws from the back of the cabinet.
  7. Reinstall the dispenser assembly in reverse order.


Dec 30, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Softner is not being rinsed through the wash? still in drawer when the cycle is finished?


Try doing a "dry" run (meaning no clothing just water) and running hot water through the softener drawer. Fabric softener is made of oils and they coagulate (build up) and could be clogging the drain line for the softener. Hot water should help to break it up if that is the problem.

Dec 21, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

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Detergent drawer filled with water


remove the drawer and clean the siphon it sounds as if it is blocked up either with powder or concentrated fabric softener. this should fill up with water and then empty itself due to gravity. the siphon should look like an upside down cup on a cylinder.

Jul 23, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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