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Water won't drain out from the spots where fabric softener goes

I have a front loading frigidaire model FWT547GHS and I can no longer use the slots where either bleach or fabric softener goes as there is water in there that does not drain out.

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It typically has some residual water after a load. All you need to do is to remove the detergent dispenser and dump the water out. To remove the detergent dispenser, pull it out as far it will go, then look into the detergent slot. There should be a horizontal plastic tab in the back of the detergent slot. Press the left side of the plastic tab and pull the dispenser out of the machine. Then you can dump the water from the bleach and fabric softener slots. Just slide it back into the machine and your good to go. Hope this helps.

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