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Fridgidaire front loader washer/ problems with softner dispensor

Hello, i have the f. front loader, the pull out drawer, softner dispenser will not take the solution, i finish
with the wash cycle and there is the softner still contained in the holder, i have cleaned everything i know to clean. what more can i do??

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  • dadl Apr 03, 2008

    I am having the same problem, however the fabric softener has been rinsed out and there is just standing water left in the dispenser when the load is through. What does this mean? I have to pour the water out each time to add any new fabric softener. Thanks!

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In the back of the dispenser is a button / lever to press down to remove the entire dispenser. Remove it and take off the cover over the fabric softener / bleach chambers. You may find some junk under the cups in that cover, or in the tubes sticking up through the bottom of the dispenser.
The way this thing works is like this: You fill up the dispenser with the liquid, but that liquid doesn't get up to the top of the tubes. When it's time to dispense, the washer adds water to the appropriate chamber, raising the level to above the tube. The liquid then goes down the tube, creating a suction which (ideally) draws the rest of the liquid up into the cup, over the edge of the tube, and down the dispenser. The washer will add water several times to accomplish this. The system isn't perfect, but it usually works with few moving parts.
If the fabric softener is especially thick, it will have a hard time getting siphoned down through the tube. If it looks as thick after the wash as it did before the wash, the machine isn't adding the water to the cup. I believe on the Frigidaire, there's a separate valve (all part of the same valve assembly) for each dispenser chamber. If it isn't adding the water, you'll have to replace the whole valve assembly.

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