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My kenmore 48116/48112 front loader dispensing drawer gets moldy. I need to take it apart and clean it frequently. This is not just excess residue. How can I prevent this from happening?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Detergent dispenser drawer stuck

You may have to remove the washer top (three phillips screws at the back, then push top back about two inches and lift it off) then drill a hole in the top of the plastic dispenser to allow you to use an object like a screwdriver to maneuver the offending part around so it will drop down and allow you to open the dispenser drawer. Use foil tape to seal hole if you don't want to buy a new dispenser. Clean out blue plastic dispenser parts so detergent will siphon out completely. Pushing down on the center tab at the back of the dispenser should allow you to take the dispenser drawer the remainder of the way out. In the future, make sure you do not use over 1 tablespoon of HE soap (and 1 teaspoon of fabric softner) max per load. Even less if you have 2x or more detergent.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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SOURCE: I want to clean the dispenser.

pull dispenser out onleft rear corner is small tab push it down and pull drawer all the way out..also be sure to clean area inside dispenser top and bottom

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

Washer_tech
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SOURCE: kenmore front load washer is leaking from dispense

Remove the soap drawer and look for a sock or other item that might have gotten stuck in the hose

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Water runs from out the detergent dispenser on my front loader

Try pulling the drawer out again and look in the hole. Look on the bottom for detergent or softener piled up and allowing the water to come out the door or anything clogging the tube in the back of the hole. Look on the top, there are a bunch of little holes, make sure none of these are clogged, clean with a toothbrush and sewing pin if clogged. Take the drawer completely apart and clean thoroughly, check for any cracks. If nothing is found here Take the lid off with the 3 screws in the back and push the lid toward the back of washer and lift off. Run the washer and check for the leaks with a flashlight. DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING ELECTRICAL. As there is a shock hazard with the lid off.
Thank you

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Kenmore washer model #970c4103200

why can you not remove them most are made to be removed and cleaned and most are dishwasher safe.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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How do I remove fabric softener dispenser?


Good Morning Friend,

I understand you want to know how to remove the fabric softener dispenser from your Frigidaire washer, model# ATF6000ES. To remove the drawer, please do the following:

• Remove the drawer by pulling it out until it stops.
• Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.
• Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments.
• Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.
• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residues from the upper and lower parts of the recess.
• Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.

I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Jun 28, 2014 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Bleach and Fabric Softner Dispenser


Hi
This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the washer. Water
may be removed by removing the dispenser drawer and draining
water into the empty drum or sink.

Outside
• When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water
faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
• As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers. If door or console becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach
[1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent.
Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
• Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front
leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed
once or twice a month.
• Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1)
• Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock
tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer. (Figure 2)
• Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure 3)
• Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders
and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or
more frequent cleaning is required.
• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residue
from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)
• Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.
Inside
• Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer,
and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
• Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical
shock hazards.
• Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should
always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
• When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum.
Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly
with water.
• Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.
• The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a
nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.

try this out for more ref check the operations mannual page 7

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Fabric softener dispenser/how to clean


Good Morning Friend,

I understand you want to know how to clean the fabric softener dispenser from your Frigidaire washer, model# ATF7000ES. To remove the drawer and clean the dispenser, please do the following:

• Remove the drawer by pulling it out until it stops.
• Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.
• Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments.
• Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.
• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residues from the upper and lower parts of the recess.
• Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.

I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

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How do you get mildew out of the inside lip of the frigidaire affinity?


Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand you are trying to get mildew out of the inside lip of your Frigidaire Affinity washer, model# ATF6000ES. I suggest following the cleaning suggestions I've listed below.

Clean the Dispenser Drawer Area. Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month.

    1)Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops.

    2)Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.

    3)Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments.

    4)Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.

    5)To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residues from the upper and lower parts of the recess.

    6)Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.


    Clean Inside the Drum

      1)Remove items from your washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in your washer.

      2) Before cleaning your washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.

      3)Dry around your washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.

      4)When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.

      5)Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.

      6)The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.


      Another thing you may do after a thorough cleaning is run a Heavy Duty cycle, and change the temperatures to the hottest temperatures. Also, change the soil level to Heavy Soil. You will want to run a full cycle with no clothes in it and add bleach and your detergent. Once the cycle has completed, Wipe down the inside of the tub as well as the inside lip of your washer. Leave the door open so any other water that might be inside of your appliance can evaporate. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your washer status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

      -Best Regards-
      WP

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I need to remove a drawer front for cleaning.


If this is a front loading washing machine..................Disconnect first the mains, power plug off the wall. You could have a clog in your soap drawer; pull the dispenser drawer completely out. There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer to remove. Clean the soap drawer with an old tooth brush. The usual block could be old soap, softener, etc. (you could also be using too much soap powder). I usually use just above 125ml (my measure cup says ml, I use front loader powder for the 5.5kg load) The wash is very gud. This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing.
Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Next could be one of hoses has become loose, should be re-fixed. Examine by removing top of the front loader; this will give you a gud view of the pipes.
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Mar 02, 2013 | Refrigerators

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Noticed that our frigidaire crown series front loader washer has been leaking while wash cycle is going. Leaks occur at two places: from the bottom side of the door and also from the detergent dispenser...


Well from what ive seen the detergent dispenser will usually leak due to an excess build-up of fabric softener. If you remove the drawer and look up at the top of the dispenser you will see numerous small holes. If you see moldy gunk its fabric softener residue. This usually restricts the water coming into the dispenser causing it to "shoot out" in random directions. To correct the problem you can take a putty knife and scrape off the visible build-up then take a piece of wire or a pipe cleaner and stick it into the individual holes and clear them out one by one.

If you feel confident you could go as far as removing the top panel and the will be one access screw from the front panel that you can see and the dispenser can be removed. Be sure to disconnect the hose that hooks into it (it can be hard to remove and put back on) but then you could actually rinse it out, which is what I usually do.

If your leaking from the bottom side of the door its usually the way the water drips down from the dispenser or just a few drops of water from opening the door. Its common to see a water residue streak at 6 o'clock right under the door.

Hope this helps _MJ_

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Kenmore washer model #970c4103200 (canadian) The dispenser drawers are getting moldy and I cannot remove them to clean them


why can you not remove them most are made to be removed and cleaned and most are dishwasher safe.

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Dispenser tray removal


hi, nikoltheis! i'm not sure if we have exactly the same model, but it should be pretty close. here's what my user's manual says:

Detergent and fabric softner may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month

- Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out until it stops.

- Reach back into the left rear corner or the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.

- Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softner compartments.

- Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softner residue may indicate improper dilution or that more frequent cleaning is required.

- To clean the drawer opening (the empty area left behind when you remove the drawer) use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all the residue from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (The picture shows this being done with a tooth brush.)

- Replace the insert pressing "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.

Good luck!

Jan 18, 2009 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

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Brown dirt-like looking "gunk" coming out of the washer


The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws underneath. The panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the hose you see. The white filter cover is right in front. Get yourself a bunch of towels or a good big plastic bag to collect water. Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the stuff and put it back in carefully.

Next: You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits of soap and other such things can be stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works great on all front loaders. Use hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes and run the machine through a cycle. Also helps with any stagnant water smells. Have you cleaned out your pump lately. Put the pellet inside the machine, not in the soap dispenser.
Pl give me a good rating for the free help, thanks.

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I want to clean the dispenser.


pull dispenser out onleft rear corner is small tab push it down and pull drawer all the way out..also be sure to clean area inside dispenser top and bottom

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