Question about Washing Machines
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Most problems regarding dispenser drawers that fill up, and remain full, are because the outlet of the dispenser is blocked.
Remove the drawer from the machine by depressing a catch visible when the drawer is open. Use gloves - as you still have bleach in there.
With the drawer removed - dump into a sink of hot water, and take any removable parts off it.
Use standard washing-up liquid to clean it, but I advise you use a small stiff bristled paintbrush to remove any solid deposits, and possibly a wire pipecleaner to clean out waterways.
When you are sure it is clean, re-assemble and dry the outside.
Squirt a multi-surface cleaner into the machine drawer area, and use a cloth to clean out any residue in there. Don't loose the cloth down the inlet pipe to the machine!
Replace drawer in machine - and run a hot wash with only a few drying cloths in there - as bleach may remain.
Try to use an oxygen based bleach rather than chlorine in machines, as this seems to affect the rubber and plastic components less. If the plastic in the drawer assembly is visibly damaged, then replacements of the drawer unit are available.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
The chlorine bleach mixed with the detergent and clogged the lines.Chlorine, water, and machine detergent are all alkaline (opposite of acid) and they have mixed together, forming a mass that now is blocking the hose.
This is a problem, because the chlorine mix cannot be solved using non acid detergents, and any acid product will just mix with the bleach and can react damaging the appliance.
Try heating some water . Use a Kettle or a pot of hot water, and slowly pour the water inside the detergent drawer. If that does not work, try adding half glass of vinegar or lemon juice per liter of water. This will make the solution slightly acid , and more effective with the bleach and detergent paste inside the hose.
Be very careful not to injure yourself with the hot water while heating and pouring the water inside the drawer.
If that is not enough, the the hose must be removed disassembling the appliance and unclogged using a flexible shaft.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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