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I've been checking this forum for answers as to why the fabric softener does not dispense during a wash. The answers are all suggesting that it's because of the gunk build-up from the detergent and softener. I have this same problem, but it has happened from day 1. I've only had the machine for 2 weeks and I've tried various cycles, none dispense the softener. What other trouble-shooting options are there? I have cleaned the unused softener out and the tray is clean. Should I contact LG and get them to fix it?

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Yes.if it's brand new nothing had time to build up that you would have to clean out,something is wrong with the dispenser most likely.next time send the brand name and model number so whoever is helping you can look up your machine to help you better.

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