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Mould in water inlet assembly how to remove this assembly for cleaning. the fabric softner try never gets drained. Has a three valve inlet sysrem.

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Pull the dispenser drawer out until it stops then push down the release tab and pull the drawer out completely. Separate the parts then immerse it in hot water with bleach and give it good a scrub with an old toothbrush.

The dispenser drawer cavity does not need to be removed for cleaning. Otherwise, you have to remove the top panel, console, toe panel, and the front panel. Removal of the front panel requires the removal of the door lock/switch assembly and the boot be separated completely from the front panel opening. Use hot water to loosen the mold then spray it with household cleaner with bleach. Let it sit for a couple minutes before starting to scrub the molds off.

Posted on Jul 03, 2010

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    Jahn27 Jul 03, 2010

    Here's a video for some washer cleaning tip including the dispenser assembly.



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