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Liquid detergent compartment is filling up with water & all the detergent isn't releasing. I'm using Tide HE liquid soap.

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  • Rosemary Brunner Nov 18, 2010

    I tried the boiling water in the dispenser 3 times & it didn't work. The liquid tray still fills up with water & there is still some liquid soap left in dish.

  • Rosemary Brunner Nov 18, 2010

    The washer is a LG-Steam Washer 4.2 Cu Ft., 9-Cycle Ultra Capacity.
    Model: WM2487HWMA | SKU: 8631974. I bought this washer 12-08

  • Rosemary Brunner Nov 18, 2010

    I was afraid that this was the problem. I appreciate all your help. I guess I'll have to call a repair man to fix the problem. Time to open the phone book & find someone close.



    Thank you again,

    Cabbibi

  • Rosemary Brunner Nov 18, 2010

    It wouldn't hurt for you to find out. If it's too difficult back to the phone book.

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Hello
This what I do to solve this problem, it is most often caused by detergent build up blocking the passages and causing slow draining.
Solution:
Boil 2 quarts of water, slowly pour it down into the compartment (be careful) this will dissolve the deposits and clear the drain, repeat if needed, it really works.

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    yadayada Nov 18, 2010

    If the cleaning didn't work then you have a mechanical problem with the dispenser, to help further I will need the make and the model of the machine.

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    yadayada Nov 18, 2010

    It appears the detergent dispenser is defective and will need to be replaced, contact the local LG parts supplier for details, I unfortunately do not have the installation instructions for this part, although in may cases they come with the part.

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    yadayada Nov 18, 2010

    If do want to replace this part yourself I can do some more research on the install procedure, it is impossible to maintain all the repair procedures for all the models out there. Thanks for using Fixya.

    Emissionwiz

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    yadayada Nov 18, 2010

    Below you will find a link to a LG washer repair manual, the share site claims the manual will provide the instructions with diagrams for most repairs, it is not the exact same model but very similar. Hope it can help you fix the problem, the soap dispenser is on page 42.



    https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B5I...

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