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I´m having a problem with the dispenser drawer of my whirlpool AWM 049 washing machine. When the wash is complete, most of the powder is still in the dispenser drawer and the softner drawer is full of water.

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You have a blockage in fill hose / dispeser to drum remove soap drawer and clean check hose..good luck

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HI I have a whirpool AWM 5145/5 washing machine. The fabric softner is not being taken from the draw. We have removed the draw and flushed with hot water but has made no difference ( it does take the...


Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
I hope you don't mind me saying so but often the softener tray's dispensing siphon tube gets missed when cleaning the dispenser 'cos it's difficult to see!----------->
It will normally have some sort of cover over it which you must remove to expose the little stuck up pipe/tube. On some models there is just a small individual cap over the tube. The tube is down which the conditioner and water should siphon. It is likely to be blocked by 'gunge'- a mix of powder and conditioner. The whole of the tray, particularly this pipe and the bit which fits over it, must be completely clean and clear for it to operate correctly. It is worthwhile checking fairly regularly.
If this isn't the problem it could be that the water dispensing is not working correctly. It is easy to check by selecting (final?) rinse, pulling the drawer slightly out and seeing and hearing whether water is being fed into the softener tray. If is isn't then it is a call-out ;-0(
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Thanks and good luck!
John C

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The powder will not dispense. Water is getting in because the powder is wet and clumpy but is still left in the dispenser.


I suggest you remove the soap dispenser drawer and thoroughly clean it, ensuring that the outlet at the back of the drawer where the water and soap feed into the machine are completely clear of any soap buildup.

Before you replace the drawer, ensure that the water feed into the drawer (this is a pipe or tube above the drawer slot) is not clogged with soap.

Feb 07, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Water leak from front powder/conditioner drawer.


Completely remove the dispenser unit. look inside the recess you have just taken the dispenser drawer from and look up. You will find this is covered in muck. Clean it with an old toothbrush or something but do not use too mush pressure. This should solve your problem. If not then you will need to replace the dispenser unit completely

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Whirlpool AWM 1203 Leaks water onto floor about 20 sec into wash cycle. Any solutions ?


It's either a perished door seal/bellow or perished pipe work most likey. Could even be a leak from the dispenser drawer

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Fabric softener not dispensing


Fabric softner trays often clog up, because a little soap powder in the tray by accident tends to block it. If you pull the soap tray out as far as it will go, you will see that there is a bit of the tray right at the back, probably on the left with an arrow or thumb print or indentation in it. If you press down on this it is a catch and it will allow you to remove the tray from the machine completely. Once out of the machine, the fabric softner cover will also lift out. Clean everything throroughly (Tak it outside and turn your garden hose full pressure on all the holes on the tray and then scrub it out with a toothbrush. Put the fabric softner tray mabc in and slide the soap tray back in the machine. This should have fixed it.

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I have a Whirlpool front loading washing machine (model AWM8121). We keep getting sporadic bleach marks on our towels and clothing when we take them out of the washing machine. Any idea what might be...


try removing dispenser drawer completely and cleaning thoroughly there may a buildup in drawer preventing the bleach from completely dispensing properly at the proper time ..press tab down on left rear corner to completely remove entire assembly

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the despencer has a motor on it are a water valve that puts the water into the right despencer at the right time to make it work look under the top if its a water valve type needs new valve

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Whirlpool Front Loading Washer Does Not Dispense Softener


its not the sediment that is the problem the filter will do nothing for this problem.The best thing to do is to remove the drawer from the machine and clean the syphon on the softener compartment.It becomes blocked when excessive amounts of wash powder is being used.Alternatively the powder can be put straight into the drum.

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