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The fabric conditioner drawer stays full of water and wont drain. Ive cleaned it thoroughly?

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There should be a drain tube, or something like that, inside the machine that goes to the drawer that may be clogged.

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Posted on Oct 07, 2010

  • David Seilhan Oct 16, 2010

    To add to this solution.
    After think out it there is a switch that should activate the fabric softener dispenser at a certain point in the washing. This switch may be bad or stuck.

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