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Bleach and Fabric Softner Dispenser

I have a Frigidaire Affinity Front Load washer, Model # ATF6000ES1. The machine appears to work properly except for one thing. After a complete cleaning cycle, the Bleach and Fabric Softner Dispenser are full of water. This leaves no room to add product. I can pull the dispenser tray out and empty it each time, but this does not appear to be normal. What do you think may be the problem.

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  • gonebiken Dec 09, 2007

    Your response is what I said I do. Sorry but this doesn't answer my question.

  • gonebiken Dec 09, 2007

    The response I got from "Timid" was not help. His explanation was what I said is my problem. Why does the water remain in the bleach and fabric softener dispensors after the complete washing cycle is done. Is this normal?

  • sderenzy
    sderenzy Oct 06, 2012

    We have the same problem with our washer. The washer is not new and this problem just recently surfaced. We purchased a new dispenser, but that has not helped. ??

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Hi
This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the washer. Water
may be removed by removing the dispenser drawer and draining
water into the empty drum or sink.

Outside
• When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water
faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
• As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers. If door or console becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach
[1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent.
Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
• Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front
leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed
once or twice a month.
• Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1)
• Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock
tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer. (Figure 2)
• Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure 3)
• Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders
and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or
more frequent cleaning is required.
• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residue
from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)
• Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.
Inside
• Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer,
and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
• Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical
shock hazards.
• Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should
always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
• When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum.
Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly
with water.
• Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.
• The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a
nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.

try this out for more ref check the operations mannual page 7

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  • mohana sundaram Dec 10, 2007

    this is not at a problem it is normal, do not worry about it

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This is absolutely normal and you dont have to worry about it..
The reason for this:
The fabric softener compartment uses an over flow method to get the fabric softener out of its compartment and into the wash load. Water comes up underneath through a syphon tube and gently fills the fabric softener dispenser and causes it to over flow in its diluted state. The reason for this is that it is the most effective way for fabric softener to be diluted prior to hitting the clothes in the drum. Fabric softener has to be diluted before coming into contact with fabrics.

This is in contrast to how detergents dispensers work which simply flush the soap powder in to the drum by water being squirted on to it from above.

It is perfectly normal to have a fabric softener dispenser full of clean water after the wash cycle. Just lift and empty it out when you need to fill it with fabric softner for your next wash

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