Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
When washer is first turned on water pours out the soap dispenser
Solution for clogged soap dispenser on Kenmore He2. If you open the door and slightly pull the gray rubber seal away from the drum, at the 10:00 position, you can see if there is an item blocking the inside soap despenser drain pipe. I had a sock stuck in there and I gently used two fingers (one from each hand) to grab the lodged item and pull it out. It no longer looked like a sock, but a torn up washcloth. If this solves your problem, I highly recommend using a mesh laundry bag to wash anything smaller than a washcloth. Socks (all socks, not just a baby's socks), thongs, etc have all gotten stuck in the soap despenser drain and in the water outlet drain filter. They are too torn to be used again, of course but it answers the age-old question of "where did all the matching socks go!"
What I recommend to anyone who has this washer to do their regular cleaning cycle. After you do this, check both drains, the grey rubber seal, etc for anything that may have gotten in here. If you use the mesh bags for anything smaller than a shirt and pants, you will find that the clogged draining problems will happen with less frequency.
Also, before doing expensive repairs, take an hour or two to search the web and see if you can figure out (from customers before you) how to fix these chronic problems. If there is still a problem you can't fix and HAVE to call a repairman, watch the repairman fix the problem so you know how to fix it next time. Not only that but you can tell us what the repairman did so those that have the problem after you, have a way to fix the "simple" fixes.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
This happened to me also. repairman said that small items can get stuck between the gray seal around the drum & the drum itself. I thought that area was sealed off, and that the little gray pocket in the front bottom was to catch lint etc. the items get pushed up against the hose opening where the water (and detergent, softener) go into the washer when you turn it on. $200 later, he pulled out 3 little thong undies. told me to use a lingerie bag and to not stuff washer full. now, daughter has "lost" more of these items again, and I think that is where they are (she didnt use the bag!) I didnt watch him get them out & have been trying curved wire etc. without luck. but it isn't stopped up (yet).
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
Call the number on here get very helpfull tips thank's eutsler
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Pull out the detergent drawer. under the detergent drawer you will probably find detergent built up. clean it out and try to clean out the the little holes in the front. I used a straw to push the detergent into the washer tub. if you have futher questions feel free to call me at (918)931-2039.
Posted on Jun 28, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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