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Remove and replace fabric softener dispenser on kenmore model 20952992

Top loader washing machine, I can't replace the
parts back on the fabric softener dispenser

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    I have a whirlpool washer that has a fabric softener dispenser that is gunky with old softener. I would love to remove it to de gunkify it. How do I do it? I have tried to pull up on it. Nothing. HELP

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I just did it. All you do is pull up on the blue part -- put the fingers of both hands under the rim and pull. It isn't screwed or bolted on. If there's a lot of gunk built up, it's all the harder to pull up. Be prepared for some yucky stuff. It would be nice if that whole section would come out, since you have to clean the area below with Q-tips.

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