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Fabric conditioner tray is full of water

M/C works fine, but at the end of a wash the try you put the Fabric conditioner in is full of water. Does anybody know what can cause this and how it could be fixed ?
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Take out the tray and give it a good wash the outlet (a hole in the bottom at the back of the tray ) is blocked

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There is a siphon tube in the fabric softener dispenser - the softener/water is siphoned from this container via the tube. The best way to clean this is a Q-Tip - stuff it down the hole (taking the dispenser drawer out of the machine makes this easier) this should clear up the problem.

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I have a Candy 801.


My conditioner partitions have a manually operated lever, purposely to release both the conditioner, & afterwards, any water that's collected in them.
I think this is the norm - I don't think there is anything wrong. I'm sure that my manual mentions it, but as I can't find it, I hope my recollection is correct.


Incidentally, how do you release the conditioner ? Is it automatic or do you have to press the little lever ?

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