Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
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Pull out the drawer and on the top left of the drawer tou will see a plastic tab that holds the drawer from coming all the way out. Push down on the tab and slide the drawer all the way out.
You will want to take the drawer to a sink and give it good scrubbing. Wash everything out, take the covers off of the bleach compartment and the fabris softener compartment. Clean out the holes with a toothpick in the tube that the cover sets on. That is were the siphon action takes place that pulls the bleach and fabric sofnter out of the cup of the drawer.
You also will want to wipe out behind the drawer while you have it apart.
Replace the drawer and you are back in business!!
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Stara, sounds like you have a couple of issues going on here. On the model you posted there was a service flash on the dispensor. They redesigned it to provide an additional air gap for release. There was also a flash on the bleach hose splitting and leaking. The service flash numbers are 26-747 for the despensor and 26-746 for the hose leak. It almost sounds like your transmission is not going into it's nuetral drain. After completeing the agitation, it should drain for about 90 seconds before spinning. This would be a gearcase problem. The gearcase is covered for a period of 5 years, part only. You might want to check where you bought this unit and see if the parts are covered under warranty. Including the dispensor and hose. You would have to pay the labor..Hope this info helps
Posted on Jun 13, 2006
Take out the drawer and clean the compartment and pipe at the end of the drawer with hot soapy water - washing up liquid works well. Clean all around it. To show this is working OK, put it in the sink and fill up the compartment with water until it is overflowing then stop. The water should drain out of the compartment on its own.
Next, where the drawer fits in the machine clean the water exit above the drawer with a washing up brush. This can appear brown or white depending on your water type. If this is OK try running the machine. If there is still a problem, remove the drawer again and turn off the power at the mains. Use something like a paper clip to poke all the holes in the water dispenser area above the drawer. There are lots of them so some patience might be required. If you live in a hard water area it could be blocked with limescale in which case an application of a descaling mousse or spraty will assist. Once complete, make sure you rinse the drawer area, drawer and put the drawer back in and run the machine on a short cold fill wash cycle. Put some fab con in the drawer to test that the machine drains it correctly. If all is well then there will be no fab con left. If it is still there then you will need to get into the water dispensing area to see what is wrong. Occasionally the mechanism can get jammed, lose a spring or just get broken, in which case it will need replacing.
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
SOURCE: fabric softener will not drain
Try cleaning out ..this should cure . the other thing that can cause this is a faulty solonoid valve as some machines have a seperate valve for this action....
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
It appears your dispenser's door latch solenoid has failed in this instance.
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Posted on Sep 12, 2010
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Hello - There are several things that could cause the fabric softener to not dispense into the washer. Are you sure the liquid in the dispenser after the wash is fabric softener? If it is fabric softener, the solenoid that lets the water into the dispenser is not working. This solenoid is located on the back of the dispenser. It only gets voltage during the dispense time and fills the fabric softener dispenser with water. The fabric softener dispenser fills while the washer is filling for the rinse cycle.
When the washer begins to fill for the rinse cycle, the fabric softener solenoid is energized and water flows into the fabric softener dispenser cup. When the cup is full the water siphons out and softener and water flow into the tub.
If the liquid in the fabric softener dispenser is pure softener you may need a technician to diagnose and repair the problem. The voltage will have to be tested to the softener solenoid and a volt meter is required.
If the liquid in the fabric softener dispenser is water you probably need to clean the dispenser cup. **** will build up in the siphon tube and stop the liquid from going into the washer tub. The incoming water will dilute the softener and overflow the dispenser cup and run into the tub. The instructions for cleaning the dispenser should be located on page 43 of the use and care guide that came with the washer.
If you don't have the use and care guide these instructions will help. Open the dispenser until it stops. In the left rear corner of the dispenser, there is a release that is labeled push. Press down on the push area and you can slide the dispenser drawer out.
Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. Clean the bottom of the insert and the bleach and fabric softener compartments. Reinstall the insert and put the drawer back inside the washer.
To test the siphon action slowly pour water into the fabric softener compartment. When the water level goes above the maximum line stop pouring. The water should all drain out.
Hope this information proves to be helpful however if it is ineffective please contact a professional to move forward accurately.
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