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Fabric softener Hello, my front load washer does not add the fabric softener to the load, I've cleaned everything the best I can, Any ideas, thanks

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  • KMACK50 Feb 25, 2009

    FABRIC SOFTNER WILL NOT DISPENSE. I HAVE MATCHING DRYER STACKED ON TOP OF WASHER. I'VE CLEANED THE INSIDE(WHICH GETS VERY MOLDY). THE LIQUID DETERGENT DISPENSES BUT NOT THE FABRIC SOFTNER. ANY IDEAS?

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If you lift the top of machine with a flat head screw driver . just push in and lift the top ,you will see the hole which is connected. replace the hole. hop this information could help you

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