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Bleach dispenser Kenmore Elite HE4t Model 45986400

The bleach tray use to stay dry but now it is always full of water. Is this something that I can take care of, or do I have to have someone make multiple trips out as usual?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Robert

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  • Robh210 Mar 27, 2008

    Its level, but not sure if anything is plugged. Dont know where to look. I do know that I can empty the whole tray and wash clothes using no bleach and the bleach section is full of water after. I never had this problem until last week.

  • Robh210 Mar 28, 2008

    No one has any ideas of what causes this? I noticed after posting this that this seems to be a common problem. What is it?

    Thanks.

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    Kenmore Elite - Model 110-20092992. Bleach dispenser not working but fills up with water. Water leakes onto floor from beneath machine at begining of wash cycle. Hear a short spraying sound at time water leaks.

  • llheys60 Mar 20, 2009

    I can sometimes get it to empty out but I have no idea how. If I push on the little black lever at the back it sometimes empties but not always. It's a mystery to me.

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I just had the same problem only the fabric softener was not dispensing and the bleach dispenser was filling with water, I removed the dispenser and rinsed it under warm running water for several minutes, then ran water through it from the bottom for several minutes. It is now working fine, the machine is almost a year old and this is the first time this has happened, I think it was just gummed up with dried residue from the fabric softener.

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Is the machine level or is something plugged anywhere?

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  • william ludolph Mar 28, 2008

    manually clean with warm water any left over detergent or additives look in where you put them at

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