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Water coming from soap dispenser

My washer dryer seems to be filling up but instead of it stopping when is should it keeps filling and all the water is spilling out of the soap dispenser drawer and floods my kitchen

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  • jonspav Aug 07, 2008

    hi i have a similar problem i think... (water exiting the soap draw only at the start of the wash) and was thinking that the water which can be found still in the back of the soap draw if you pop your hands down to reach at the back of the draw at the top (start) of the black pipe which seems to go into the top of the drum. I was going to remove this rubber tube to clean out but it looks like i need to remove the soap draw but then it also looks like i need the front panel off the do this. At this point i got stuck...



    How would i remove the front panel - seems to be stuck on the right hand side?



    Do you think i have the same problem?



    Hope someone can help... Cheers, Jon.

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We had water pour out of the dispenser of our Kenmore HE2 washer. hot water helped us for one load then i realize that a trapped rag was the problem We were actually able to pull the face cloth out of the intake tube without taking everything apart!
opened the washer door and feel around inside the rubber seals to find where the intake tube connects to the drum (upper-left side). felt a small bit of cloth sticking out of the tube and were able to slowly work it out by pulling back and forth. and pulled it completely out thats all it was try this fi

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Kenmore front lading washer - water is coming out under the soap dispenser. Its not going to the wahers tub.

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This is DEFINITELY what is causing this problem!!! I had exactly the same thing with mine! it flooded our kitchen.
These machines have a common fault. If yours has no visible filter, the filter is in the rubber waste tube, just below the drum.
Most faults on these machines are due to a blockage or build up of sludge and lime scale in this area.
This also affects the pressure switch, which is linked by a plastic tube to the same place! This will cause the machine to stick, and not spin, or to spin with water in the drum causing vibration.
Firstly check the outlet hose and the plumbing where the outlet goes to for signs of sludge and lime. Unless you have very soft water or a water softener, there will be some! Usually lots!
Clean this out.
Disconnect the machine from the mains and the water supply and pull it into a clear area.
Put a thick cloth on the floor and gently lay the machine on its left hand side, looking from the rear,
Undo the small panel on the back and you will see the black rubber concertina hose, pressure chamber and pump, which are now all easily accessible from the rear and the botom of the machine.
Undo the circlips with a screwdriver and the special plastic clips with a pair of pliers by twisting each part in the opposite direction.
Take the whole hose off. You find a filter and a "ping pong ball" inside this.
Clean it all out as thoroughly as you can. At the same time clean out the plastic pressure chamber and the pump. you might need to use a proprietary limescale remover or vinegar to do this.
You will usually find a few buttons, plastic items, paper, coins and a load of sludge!
Put the whole lot back, The plastic clips slide together with a toothed grip.
The whole job should take about half an hour and the machine will be like new.

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

  • firesign Feb 29, 2008

    To check your pressure switch, unplug your machine, unscrew the two
    screws at the back of the worktop and remove it by pushing it backwards
    and lifting . The pressure switch is the round thing with a plastic
    tube coming out of it just behind the powder tray.

    If you remove the tube from the switch and you hear a click from it,
    the tube is blocked. You can check the switch by unclipping it and
    blowing and sucking the outlet. It should click.

    If you can use a test meter it is very easy to check whether the switch is operating in this way!

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What u can do is take the lid off on the right hand side there u will c a pipe going to a round switch take the pipe off and blow down the clear pipe this should reset your pressure switch try filling now if this does not solve the problem then the pressure switch needs replacing m8

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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