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Whirlpool Frontloader - the bit where you put the fabric softener in fills up with water and dosent drain. When I put fabric softerner in there it just stays there. Have pulled out the tray and cleaned it - nothing blocking it there. ?is where the fabric softener empties into blocked? how to unblock? thanks

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    I've got a top loder washer GE WHRE5260EWW and cannot find the three screws on the top back of the cover unless the reference is to the four verticle screws on the very top of the control panel or the four horizontal screws on the backside of the machine that is the cover plate that also covers the top back one third of the machine.

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You can remove the top cover of the washer( 3 screws alongside the top rear of unit) and top will slide back and off, the dispensor is right there with sort of a tear drop shaped cam and lever.Make sure thats in tact. start the washer , and youll see it cycle foward and back if broken youll need to replace the part, dont think the line is blocked (if it was youd get fabric softener overflowing out front), im thinkin the water never gets to that area of dispensor. id start with the lever system

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For the dispenser problem, I recommend that you pull the dispenser drawer out and clean it thoroughly.
The fabric softener dispenser works on a siphoning principle.
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