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The fabric softner chamber seems to be clogged because after a wash it is full of water.

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The fabric softener chamber is likely full of crud and or mildew.

  1. Pull out the detergent / softener tray (press down on the tab in the back to get it all the way out). Take it and wash it as well as you can.
  2. Now, pull the washer out enough that you can get to the back of the machine.
  3. Unplug the washer!
  4. Remove the four screws holding the plastic tabs (at the top) on the rear of the machine.
  5. You should now be able to remove the top cover of the machine - slide it back and then up.
  6. There are four small hoses connected to the back of the detergent tray, and one large hose.
  7. Take a marker / tape / etc. and label these hoses 1,2,3,4 - write the corresponding number on the top of the detergent tray so you will know where to hook them back up!
  8. Using pliers, squeeze the tabs on the small clamps to loosen them enough to pull them back about an inch on the small hoses.
  9. Pull the hoses off, gently.
  10. Use a phillips head screwdriver to loosen the clamp on the large black hose. Pull it off.
  11. You may want to loosen the other end of this large black hose and remove the hose for cleaning. Mine was nasty.
  12. There is a black bundle of wires snapped into the sides of the detergent tray. Take this bundle out of the clips so it hangs loose.
  13. Remove the two screws from the front of the detergent tray. These are on either side of the opening and are usually hidden by the detergent drawer.
  14. Now, you should be able to slide the entire fabric softener tray back and out of the machine.
  15. The tray comes apart into two pieces - gently pry the tabs on the sides to separate them.
  16. Clean everything! If anything is too nasty / clogged to clean, buy a replacement part.
  17. Reverse steps to reassemble and good luck!

Posted on May 01, 2010

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