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Lost manual to maytag legacy series. how do i remove softener dispenser and/or agitator for cleaning and what is the "finger faucet" switch for?

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Download a manual from:
http://www.maytag.com/support/manuals_literature.jsp
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Finger Faucet provides a flow of water when holding the switch in the "On" position.
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Fabric Softener Dispenser
If it is necessary to clean the Fabric Softener Dispenser:
1. Pull the dispenser off of the top of the agitator.
2. Soak for one hour in sink or container in hot
water and dishwashing liquid.
3. Hold hands over top and bottom of dispenser
and shake to loosen buildup.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,
Methinks you need a manual again;-0)
You will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make) washer manual' and you should be presented with a number of sources from which you can either download for free or have to pay a nominal amount. During the process you will be asked for the actual model number!
You could also try the manufacturer's web site direct.
Good luck,
John C.

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