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I have a Kenmore Elite model 110 42926 200, I would like to know why the liquid detergent runs into the tub when I pour it in the dispenser tray? A little info will be appreciated.

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SOURCE: water in softener dispenser

the conditioner works by siphoning out when the water from filling mixes with it, the excess water then drains away the same way, when you took the drawer out, you must have either not cleared all the powder or not put it back together properly, if it worked before it has to be something you have done, sorry, just keep trying different ways and double check to see if all bits have been cleaned properly if i have helped please rate me

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I use 2 Tablespoons of Liquid Detergent and a 1/2 to 3/4 scoop of Oxyclean and I have had good results in my Front Loader. Clothes come out very clean and there is no residue on the inside of my washer.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet dispenser problem

I had the same problem my fabric softener would not dispense.Close shut-off valves and take off the water hoses off the back of the washer and look for blockage on the screen.Mine was plugged up and after cleaning it off it works like new.

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SOURCE: Washing Machine Keeps Filling with Water through Detergent dispen

This machine has a water valve that works on vaccuum from the tub. You will see a small clear hose that runs from the side of the tub up to this valve. This valve is adjustable to change the water level in the tub to desired setting on some machines, but if it goes bad, it will not shut off, thus overflowing the tub. Find this valve and replace it if adjustment does not work.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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