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WD440 conditioner inlet /outlet appears blocked

The conditioner is left sitting in the tray after a wash unable to trace route of problem. Any advice gratefully received

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Re: WD440 conditioner inlet /outlet appears blocked

There is a tube into the drum, below the soap tray that lines up with the hole in the conditioner part. Make sure this tube is not blocked

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Re: WD440 conditioner inlet /outlet appears blocked

The most common cause of this problem is a faulty design of the detergent tray, the conditioner works on a syphon system after you feel it up a little bit water is added to it to make the syphon action, either the little wholes above the soap tray are blocked or the soap tray may need cleaning

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