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Soap won't dispense

I fill the drawer with the correct amount of liquid detergent. After the cycle it's all still there in the dispenser meaning the clothes only got washed with plain water. Any suggestions??

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    Same problem - brand new washer

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    eric bosman May 11, 2010

    do you have problems with water inlet? before you answer please take out the drawer and clean it real good. try it again and please come back to me. The solution can be very easy. Did it just started doing this? also try the softener and wash a load and see if that flows out.

    come back to me with the answers and I think we can help you

  • hourie agob Jun 30, 2013

    \i do not want to use the drawer I need to put the liquid in the machine with the clothes

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The problem is quite easy. There are 2 valves on top of the dispenser box. When disconnected from power source please check whether the connections are secured. Sometimes the valve connections shake lose during transport or opperation. Also check the dispens drawer for clogging . This should be fixed easily. If you leave the top cover off and plug the machine in and start opperation there should be 120V on the valve connectors. If there is and water stil does not come out the valve is faulty and you have to order a new one.

  • Part for Model# WM2277HW
  • Part# 5221ER1003A
( ) indicates recommended quantity Valve assy, inlet

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When you start a cycle, does the machine take a long time for it to fill up with water.

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