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Proper way to wash sneakers right amount of bleach & soap

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SOURCE: detergent dispenser

As far as I am aware, there IS NO dispenser for bleach, you have to put bleach in drum before adding clothes and starting cycle. The far right compartment is only for "pre-wash" cycles, and if no pre-wash is selected, water will run through ALL compartments at the rinse stage..... Oshie

Posted on Jun 26, 2007

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SOURCE: washer not always draining

It sounds like you have a couple of things going on here. First of all, the most common problems associated with a poor drain on a washer is due to clogs in the pump and/or drain hose. But first, make sure you don't have your drain hose shoved down in the drain standpipe too far. If you don't leave an air gap for the drain hose, this will often cause poor drainage problems and/or siphoning of the water as it tries to fill (this may be a cause for your soapy clothes, too). The drain hose should rest inside the standpipe so that pipe is not sealed and the hose is not sitting in the drain trap. You can check your drainage also by connecting a wet/dry shop vac to the drain hose and try to pull water through it from the machine. There will be some residual water that remains in the tub after washing. Just follow these simple steps: 1. Unplug machine. 2. Remove the lower kick plate under the door. There will be a screw in the bottom corners of the panel holding it on. 3. Find the drain pump. It will be on the right-hand side and is usually white in color. The drain hose from the bottom of the tub will be connected to it. 4. Remove drain hose from standpipe and connect a wet/dry shop vac (if you have one) to the end of it. 5. Turn vacuum on and watch the drain hoses from the tub and from the pump. If the hoses collapse, you have a clog somewhere. 6. Remove the drain hose leading to the pump. Check the impeller area of the pump for debris. This is usually where coins, clothing labels and other items get caught. 7. Clean out the pump and drain hoses. 8. When finished, reconnect any drain hoses that you previously removed making sure you get a good seal with the hose clamp BEFORE you fill the machine. If you notice a leak during fill, hit the "CANCEL" button to stop. Make sure you place the drain hose back in the standpipe too. Now...dispenser problems are usually the result of fabric softener and mildew. If you remove the dispenser tray from the machine and look inside the compartment on the front of the washer, you will notice a series of small holes in the overhead portion of the cavity. This is where water gets dispensed into the tray and flushes softener, bleach and detergent into your wash. If these holes get clogged, the tray will not dispense properly. Take a rag and clean this area thoroughly using some hot water. The water will need to be warm enough the melt any fabric softener residue that may have accumulated over time. Next, clean the area really good with some bleach solution to get rid of any mildew. You may have to use something to clear all the holes of debris. Often fabric softener is the culprit and it cakes the holes up. A simple wiping down with a rag may not be enough to do it. A cotton swap of tooth pick works great at cleaning these holes. This is also a good time to take the dispenser tray and soak it in some hot water in the kitchen sink to clean it out as well. Good luck to you and let me know if you find this advice helpful.

Posted on Aug 13, 2007

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SOURCE: kenmore He3t soap dispenser divider missing

You can find a replacement divider at searspartdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Dispenser" heading on the next page for item number 24 (part number 8181730). There's an excellent exploded view parts diagram to refer to for ease of component identification. I hope this is what you were looking for.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Soap powder remains in the soap compartment

Depending on which compartment the powder is remaining in, it could be low water pressure causing the problem.
If it is taking some down, but not all the powder, then try putting the powder towards the front of the compartment.
If all else fails then I suggest you get one of these dispenser balls that you put straight in the drum with the washing.
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thanks.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Sears / Kenmore top-loading washer does not dispense bleach

Remove the tray and check the proper operation of the solenoid for the door.

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I just bought a washer and dryer that were used and the previous owner was a smoker. Now all my clothes smell like smoke. Any advice the get the smell out of the machine?


Hello, W/D here.

For a single odor, I would recommend a neutralizing sequence. Use one box of baking soda. Fill the soap dispenser as you would with powdered soap, and pour the remainder into the wash tub. Fill the fabric softener and bleach dispenser cups with an odor remover such as Odor-Cide or Febreze. Add 1/2 the normal amount of detergent for a normal load directly into the tub. Run the washer on the hottest, longest cycle available, with the longest, hottest rinse cycle available (usually this is the sanitary cycle). When the cycle has finished, run another sanitary cycle with 2 cups of bleach in the tub, fill the soap dispenser, bleach dispenser and the softener dispenser with bleach also.
After this cycle runs, run another, normal cycle with white vinegar in the tub and dispensers. This can be a normal cycle.
After all of these cycles, one last regular cycle with about 1/2 the normal amount of detergent in the dispenser should get all of the smell neutralized in the machine.
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You'll need to clean the dispenser by removing it. Use white vinegar and spray then spray the dispenser & agitator with it too. Use hot water after a minute and vinegar will wash out the softener. Try using a soft brush to clean it. Try running a cycle with hot water and bleach (use no soap). Avoid using large amount of soap. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.
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The bleach dispebnser looks like it has mildew in it. How do I clean it? The manual says to clean the machine put bleach in the soap dispenser but will that clean the bleach disperser? (I have never used...


Bleach is the only real mildew buster there is. Pour a small amount in that dispenser then wipe it out with a paper towel. Or if its like mine it (the dispenser) will pop out and you can put it in the dishwasher. If you use bleach, you pour in a preset amount before the wash and it will be diluted when the washer fills up.

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Fabric softener does not despence


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You'll need to clean the dispenser by removing it. Use white vinegar and spray then spray the dispenser & agitator with it too. Use hot water after a minute and vinegar will wash out the softener. Try using a soft brush to clean it. Try running a cycle with hot water and bleach (use no soap). Avoid using large amount of soap. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.

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Why do my towels still smell bad once washed in my fridgidaire front load washer? How do I fix this?


We noticed this as well, and began using a minute amount of bleach, even with the colored towels. It takes care of the smell and takes many, many washes to notice color fading.

I'm told that soap residue just outside the perforated drum attracts mold, right where you can't clean it. The best thing to do is run through a no-clothes cycle with just bleach once a week. That keeps it to a minimum as well.

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We have a problem with excessive lint on our clothes after a wash with our wirlpool top loader model 6ALBR6245JQ1



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To resolve this issue you'll need to clean your top load washer. Try the steps mentioned below to clean it--

Remove the dispenser and spray with white vinegar. Then spray the agitator with it too. You can pretty much wipe it right out. Vinegar dissolves softener very quickly. The dispenser just wash out with warm water after the vinegar sits on it for a minute, and you hardly have to wipe at it at all. try adding bleach to the dispenser and clean it with a small brush.


The dispenser will pull off from the agitator and you can run hot water in it from the sink. The agitator is not as easy but has a 1/2" bolt holding it to the shaft. remove the bolt and pull up. but you can clean the whole washer with a cup of bleach and that will also clean the agitator. Now run a full tub of hot water and then add a cup of bleach with no soap. After the washer has filled up, then add another gallon of hot water and that will help to rinse out the residues that cause odors. then after that dont use too much soap and you wont have residue build up. Only use the smallest amount of soap that the cup has marked in it.

After performing all these steps if you still get lint on clothes then it is due to a clogged drain pump and/or drain filter.



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LG 2077 CW-has IE code issue as well as soap dispensing problems


IE is an inlet error indicating that the machine has not filled up to the correct water level within 10 minutes. Could be a bad inlet valve, low water pressure or a problem with the inlet hoses (do not use anti flood hoses with these machines, use only the included fill hoses).

It sounds like all of your problems lie with the water fill. If the dispenser compartments do not get water added to them then the soap, bleach, and/or softener will not dispense properly. Then it will still be present and may dispense on the next load instead.

It is also VERY important that you use an HE (high efficiency) detergent and the correct amount (2-3 tablespoons per load). Otherwise you could end up with oversudsing issues which can also keep the bleach from dispensing properly.

Also make sure to not use GEL bleach, GEL detergent or GEL softener as they are too heavy and will not dispense properly. If all of these recommendations do not help then there is a definite issue with the incoming water supply from the inlet valves (especially if the IE errors continue). In that case you will need a technician to check the inlet valves inside the machine.

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