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KitchenAid Stylemaster 622784 cleaning the fabric softener dispenser. I can't get the fabric softener apart to clean it. I don't have a manual. I bought it, used, with no manual. Suggestions?

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  • kthymllr Sep 07, 2009

    I can't get the dispenser off. I've tried pulling it off, but it won't come off. It will turn fairly easily, but not come off. Suggestions?

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Remove the dispenser and spray with white vinegar. Then spray the agitator with it too. You can pretty much wipe it right out. Vinegar dissolves softener very quickly. The dispenser just wash out with warm water after the vinegar sits on it for a minute, and you hardly have to wipe at it at all. try adding bleach to the dispenser and clean it with a small brush.

The dispenser will pull off from the agitator and you can run hot water in it from the sink. The agitator is not as easy but has a 1/2" bolt holding it to the shaft. remove the bolt and pull up. but you can clean the whole washer with a cup of bleach and that will also clean the agitator. Now run a full tub of hot water and then add a cup of bleach with no soap. After the washer has filled up, then add another gallon of hot water and that will help to rinse out the residues that cause odors. then after that dont use too much soap and you wont have residue build up. Only use the smallest amount of soap that the cup has marked in it.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for the help! However, I can't seem to get the dispenser off. It rotates freely, but won't pull off. Suggestions?"

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Sep 07, 2009

    Hi



    You can remove it by snapping out the nubs, there are about half a dozen nubs spaced evenly around the bottom of the dispenser which snap into a lip around the inside of the agitator's top. Use a plier if you want to.

    You can remove it by holding the agitator steady with one hand and firmly pulling upwards on & the dispenser snaps out. Replacing the dispenser is simply a matter of snapping it back into place.



    Thanks

    Rylee

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