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The water on the last rinse is not going in the softener drawer it is filling up on the other 2 drawers, why is this happenening?

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Try cleaning the top of the dispensor, water is being redirected because of calcium build-up on the spray holes. Good Luck James

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How do I get fabric softener to flow into washing machine


jrez's answer is for toploaders... you said you have a drawer, so it's a front loader.

The softener is usually taken up by a syphon. This can be removed from the drawer assembly for cleaning, when they clog they can't syphon.
While the machine is taking water for the last rinse, some of the incoming water is sent via the softener compartment. As softener is thick, without a syphon the softener would just sit in the bottom of the compartment and the fresh water would just skim off the top.

SO: Check the drawer after the final rinse.. if the softener compartment is full to the brim, the syphon is blocked. OR .. if there's just the same amount of softener as when you started the cycle, you have a filling problem instead.
Filling problem can be for two reasons: early machines had one water valve, and a flap which squirted water into the various compartments, operated by a linkage from the timer - this linkage can break, the spring can fall off, all mechanical. Later machines use a separate water valve, and this can fail shut.

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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
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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
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Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
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Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed
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• 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)
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• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residue
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• Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.
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• Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer,
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• Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical
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• Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should
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Take out the drawer and clean the compartment and pipe at the end of the drawer with hot soapy water - washing up liquid works well. Clean all around it. To show this is working OK, put it in the sink and fill up the compartment with water until it is overflowing then stop. The water should drain out of the compartment on its own.

Next, where the drawer fits in the machine clean the water exit above the drawer with a washing up brush. This can appear brown or white depending on your water type. If this is OK try running the machine. If there is still a problem, remove the drawer again and turn off the power at the mains. Use something like a paper clip to poke all the holes in the water dispenser area above the drawer. There are lots of them so some patience might be required. If you live in a hard water area it could be blocked with limescale in which case an application of a descaling mousse or spraty will assist. Once complete, make sure you rinse the drawer area, drawer and put the drawer back in and run the machine on a short cold fill wash cycle. Put some fab con in the drawer to test that the machine drains it correctly. If all is well then there will be no fab con left. If it is still there then you will need to get into the water dispensing area to see what is wrong. Occasionally the mechanism can get jammed, lose a spring or just get broken, in which case it will need replacing.

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I have a Bosch WFF 1401. I removed the drawer as I sometimes do to clean it. Since I replaced the drawer the softner section is always filled with water and never empties.


There can be 2 reasons. The centre section dispenses the fabric softener in the last rinse. It works on a syphon effect.
If it is not assembled correctly the water flows over the side to avoid a flood and leaves the middle section full at the end. Make sure the inner pipe is inside the outer pipe and that both are completely clear of softener residue. As you have just reassembled it this is the most likely cause.
The second reason is the water inlet can become blocked therefore not creating sufficient flow to create a syphon effect. It gets blocked with black gunk and needs to be cleaned with pipe cleaners or a long cable tie. There are 4 rectangular holes above the centre section, near the front. They can be seen easily if you take the drawer out.

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