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Fabric softener dispenser

Model 110. The fabric softener does not empty all the time. What is wrong?

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Re: fabric softener dispenser

it might be blocked where the pump drains out of the hose,or it might be the pump blocked. check that nothing is blocking the pump you can do this by turning the pump by hand,but PLEASE make sure you unplug the machine from the mains will have to take off the back to get where the pump is,once you have found the pump try and turn it a few times,if it does not move at all, the pump needs this help..all the best..

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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