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I have a Whirlpool Cabrio washer (WTW6400SW). It

I have a Whirlpool Cabrio washer (WTW6400SW). It is 2 years old and the fabric softener dispenser won't dispense softener.

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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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