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The machine is going through the cycles fine, but it is not emptying the fabric softner container. I put it in and at the end ot the wash cycle - it is still full,

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Here is a tip that I wrote about what I found out about the fabric softener not dispensing into the washer...

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Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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