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Bleach dispener always full of water

Why is the bleach dispenser always filled to the brim with water. After every cycle, I have to remove the dispenser tray to empy the bleach section. Does anyone else have this issue with two months old washer?

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  • cindi d Jul 10, 2008

    Have the exact same thing happening. I have a LG WM2496H*M I read another post on here that recommended checking the filling hose from the despenser to the washer for build up or some type of blockage. I am going to try to do this today.

    Cindi



  • Aldus Manutius Nov 30, 2012

    I also had the same problem of bleach not dispensing and water residue in detergent cup after each wash. After reading several blogs about water pressure in the LG washers, I checked my water hoses to the washer. Over time, my metal sheathed lines had kinked near the input due to sagging because of the weight of the hoses. When hot water went through, they sagged more, cutting the flow. I reconfigured the hoses to support them to avoid sagging. Now my bleach dispenser works and my detergent cup is no longer filled with residue water after each wash.

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I also had the same problem of bleach not dispensing and water residue in detergent cup after each wash. After reading several blogs about water pressure in the LG washers, I checked my water hoses to the washer. Over time, my metal sheathed lines had kinked near the input due to sagging because of the weight of the hoses. When hot water went through, they sagged more, cutting the flow. I reconfigured the hoses to support them to avoid sagging. Now my bleach dispenser works and my detergent cup is no longer filled with residue water after each wash.

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Call for service, they will probably order the dispenser assembly (includes new drawer.)

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