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Turn the wash cycle to on and the water comes out of the detergent dispenser.

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The hose from the dispenser to the tub is blocked. Did someone put a sock or something in the dispenser to bleach it? The water has taken it and pushed it into the hose. You may have to remove the rubber boot around the door to access the hose.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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