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Fabric softener dispenser is filled with water

I just had the repairman come and fix the washer. It was not spinning and getting the water out. My housekeeper watched him take the front panel off and get out two pairs of panties and $1.57 in change. That part is fixed now but the fabric softener dispenser is filled with water. They don't know how to fix that. Does anybody know?

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  • marshur Aug 14, 2008

    fabric softener dispenser is filled with water

  • main3 Mar 15, 2009

    My fabric softener dispenser has not been working properly. When I check it after each load, it is full of water and the fabric softener is still in it. I also have had to open the front panel and empty the coins, nails, dollar bills, dog hair, etc. from the drain tube a couple of times. Now I also have to buy a new rubber door seal because I just checked and the door seal is basically shredded. I found this when I picked up the flap to check for lost baby socks. No wonder water was leaking all over my floor! I've owned this machine less than two years now, and it is the worst appliance purchase I've ever made.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    how do you remove the small white cover under the fabric softener dispenser

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I had this same problem. I found a repair manual online and found out how to get into Service Test Mode. There is a test (t12) for the dispenser motor/mechanise. Running this test basically just runs water through each of the dispenser compartments (prewash, wash, bleach, fabric softner). All ran fine - no error codes. I continued to run the test on the fabric softner dispenser repeatedly and after 5-10 cycles it started draining properly. I think a tube (or valve or opening) was just clogged with the built up softner. I also put some vinegar in the compartment a time or two just to clean out any residue. Be careful with the Service Test Mode - read directions carefully - the manual warns that if you don't get out of it corretly that it can lock up you washer.

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