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The underside nd around the softener cup in my Whirlpool Calypso Washer is fill of semi hardened softener and black gunk. Can this be removed for cleaning?

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  • Yes is the short answer. Sometimes they can take some force to pull out. The gunk is semi-dry softener and the black part is mold, YUCK! BTDT and cleaned it with a scrub brush, hot water, and bleach.

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yes it should come in during the rinse cycle. if its not coming in at all then youll need to replace the valve that goes to the softener. to get to it take the top off the washer. youll see 3 valves where the hose connect. trace the hoses from the dispenser back to see which valve you need to change

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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You can pull out the dispenser. Just apply a bit of pulling power and it comes out. When you get it out, you can pull off the middle section that has a small overflow dispenser bit - you'll know it when you see it - that is the clogged bit. You need a flexible thing to clean it - a curtain wire did it for me. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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If you cannot get the dispenser cap opened, submerge and soak it in some hot water. Liquid fabric softener is a type of wax that, over a period of time, will harden and clog the dispenser (as you well know by now). In many cases you do not have to take it apart if you just use the hot water method. You may have to rinse and repeat several times. Try this and let me know if you have any luck. If you require further assistance, please post back with your complete model number, so I can see what type of dispenser cap we are talking about. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

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try cleaning the dispencer first, it has a small syphon assembly in it whcih can get blocked with concentrated fabric softiner and sometimes powder.

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The fabric softener dispenser in my Whirlpool washing machine is caked w/hair and detergent. I have tried to take it out by unscrewing it, but it won't come out. What's the secret? Please help!

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