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LG WM2277HS - water backing up into soap dispenser

When the wash cycle starts, the water comes in through the soap dispenser fine, but runs too slowly down the pipe that leads to the drum. The water backs up into the soap dispenser and runs down the front of the machine. We have reduced the flow of water from the valve leading to the washer to allow the water more time to run down the pipe into the drum, but it drains so slowly that it takes forever for the clothes to get wet, and it STILL backs up into the soap dispenser and goes out the front of the tray, down the front of the machine.

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  • bep80 Apr 08, 2008

    The first thing we did was pull the soap dispenser out all the way. The water is not draining down the hose. It goes through the soap dispenser just fine. There is something clogging the way between the hose and the tub. But we can't figure out how to get to it. My husband can fix it (contractor), but we can't find any schematics of this thing to find out where exactly the hose goes and how to get to it.

    thanks,

  • bep80 Apr 08, 2008

    We'll give it try, thanks!!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    soap foam comes back out of soap dispenser

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    water in soap dispenser after washing cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Kindly assist me this morning i was trying to do my laundry and water came out of soap and stay soft dispenser and my kitchen was wet, i removed soap dispenser to the clean inside but when i inserted the dispenser same problem occurs

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The pipe from the soap dispenser to the tub is quite large, it seems as if the water isn't getting out of the dispenser quick enough. Pull the whole dispenser out of the machine. There is a release clip at the back of the cup with the tray fully open. Clean out all soap residue and scum. Sometimes there is also a spot or setting for liquid or powder detergent. Adjust accordingly. Reassemble and try it again.

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  • Michael Thibodeau Apr 08, 2008

    Ok no prob. Remove the top panel. Two screws attach it to the back of the machine. Slide it toward the back and you will see the dispenser housing on the front left. The exit hose is the big hose on the back of the dispenser. Remove it and check for obstructions.

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