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Detergent dispenser won't empty

I have a new Whirlpool Duet sport front loader.It does not dispense the detergent or softener. I have checked manuals, no info  on this issue. I suspect improper water flushing. Possible lack of connection, or a flush water routing issue. I am under warranty but could do an easy repair. Any suggestions?

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