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Washing powder from the insertion draw is partially glugged up as only 70% of it disperses into wash cycle. How can this be fixed? also my front loader is approx 12 years old 5kg what energy rating might it have?

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  • vivianasmile Sep 16, 2010

    Hi Ginko Thanks for your answer but not sure what B rating means as more familiar with star ratings so wondering what B might be in the latter rating scale. thanks Viv

  • vivianasmile Sep 16, 2010

    Hi Ginko
    Thanks for this info. tried the link you gave me regards ratings. My machine , front loader 5kg has a model no displayed as WF 665 but did not get any results for this . Would you be able to tell me what age it is as my assumptioof it being 12yo may be wrong.

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Hi.

If the detergent draw is not dispersing, that often means that there is blockage in the line connected to the detergent drawer.

Try using a kettle to pour hot water mixed with citric acid in the detergent drawer, that may do the job. You could also use vinegar, but later the washer will be smelly for a while, get dried citric acid at the grocery. Be careful while handling the hot water.

About energy saving, if the appliance is 12 years old, rating will be B or at most C. If possible it would be better replacing the washer with a new A rating appliance.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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    Ginko Sep 16, 2010

    B rating is 3 stars, C rating is two stars, letter rating is used in UK.

    You can find exact rating in stars using this page.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Sep 16, 2010

    Hi.

    The Whirlpool WF665 was on sale until recently, some seller may still have it in stock. Model was released yr 2002, then it is not 12 years old, but at most 8 yrs old. Energy rating is three stars (B). Here specs.

    Plese do not forget to accept the solution, feedback is important for us.Thanks.

    Ginko.

  • vivianasmile Sep 17, 2010

    Hi Ginko
    thanks for this info it's great. Just one last question regards using hotwater and citric acid . approx how much citric acid and do i place the citric acid in draw then place hot water in while machine off and then do cycle or is thisa done while machine cycle started (assuming the latter is possible. thanks Viv

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