Bleach not always being emptied, bleach marks on clothes, bleach sometimes runs right out when you fill it.
We to are having problems with the bleach dispenser.
Sometimes the load finishes and it is still full.
We have bleached spots on some of our clothes.
Sometimes when we fill the dispener the bleach empties immediately, running into the unstarted washer and down the side and front of it.
Yes we have cleaned the dispenser, yes we use Tide HE Free and yes the washer is level front too back and side to side.
Coming from a technical back ground it would seem the problem is quite simply poor design an LG should supply a free replacement dispenser that works for all machines with this problem.
Another route would be for all people with the same problem to file a law suit against LG.
Re: Bleach not always being emptied, bleach marks on...
The dispenser works on a siphon principal. If you over fill the cup it will start the siphon and empty before it should. If that's happening you're using way too much. You only need about a tablespoon of soap, softner and bleach for a full load.
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is it a front loader or top loader? what is the model number? normally you have 3 or more water inlet valves 1 for cold water, 1 for hot water and one for either fabric softener and or bleach, id say (without any specific info) that it is simply a jammed/faulty water inlet valve, or if its a front loader you often get this problem if the water pressure isn't high enough to create the siphon in the dispenser, i dont know why they set up the softener dispenser on front loaders as a siphon when the pre and main wash just wash through normally
Sorry no filter thats only in a dryer,first the load open the door and move the clothes around and when empty,ajust the legs onthe bottom of machine these are bolts.after machine is empty run bleach if top loader use 1-cup of bleach.
I'm willing to try this to clean the mold out of the steamer container and possibly the rest of the attachments:
1. Empty the water reservoir completely.
2. Place 20 mL of CLR or bleach into the reservoir.
3. Fill the reservoir with hot water.
4. Shake the reservoir to mix and let stand for about 1 hour.
5. Empty the reservoir completely.
6. Rinse the reservoir 3 or 4 times with cold water.
7. Fill the reservoir with distilled water.
8. Run the steamer into the ventilated air a couple of times to ensure that there is no CLR or bleach residue on the evaporation elements. Thus, there will be no bleach on your cloths.
I have the same problem and will try this out tomorrow. I will tell you how it turns out.
I'm no repairman but here's a coupla thots: 1 - try running an empty load after bleaching. Save money and just use cold water. First add a few cups of water to the bleach dispenser to help flush out the old bleach that might remain, then run it. 2 - lemon juice is naturally acidic and should neutralize the bleach. You could add some to the bleach dispenser and do the above. Maybe mix a half-cup with a few cups of water and put in the dispenser, then run it. (Lemon juice [or vinegar] is good thing if you get bleach on your hands, too.) OF COURSE -- Test to see if this works with a couple colored rags before running any good clothes through. 3 - How about using oxygen bleach alternatives (color-safe bleach) instead of regular bleach? I suppose there could be a problem with your dispenser, idk....
It sounds like the bleach dispenser is clogged or has a crack in it. What we do, is when we bleach our clothes and I know that this is extra work, but we wait until the washing machine is full of water, then add the bleach directly to the wash.
I dont think the washing machine is designed to put bleach in??
Remember a washing machine is never really empty of water.
It holds about 1 litre of water in the tub after each cycle.
Thats the way they are designed.
The same as front loader.
I would put clothing in the tub to bleach,then rinse them in the tub with cold water ,then wash them?? cheers
Hi, I have a top loading Kenmore Elite washer (don't know model #) from
the year 2002. It has the automatic bleach dispenser. The problem is
that if someone has washed clothes with bleach sometime during the day
and someone else comes along and washes dark clothes, the clothes get
ruined with dot bleach stains. It appears that the bleach remains in
the washer. Any tips or do I need to buy a new washer? Any help would
be greatly appreciated. Thank you V.C.My problem is similar to that which VCasabona
is having. Not just dots occur but often big splotches. It may not even
be just a colored load following whites on the same day but, on
occasion, it occurs on the next laundry day, a week later with the
first load that is not the whites with bleach. Also, my wife adds the
bleach to the filled washer (old school, I guess), rather than pouring
into the dispenser. My water pressure, which is not at issue, is not
what I need to address to remedy the situation. I have noted that the
ledge that is part of the floating tub had some build-up of deposits,
some of which may have been bleach. These I've reached in with damp
cloths and removed as best I can. I've run full, empty loads through
hoping this would flush out any lingering bleach. Because the occurrences run intermittently
from infrequently to frequently I cannot be sure if any of my attempts
to remedy the problem are having any effect. I've guessed at the model
# of the Kenmore top load washer we own since Dec of 1999
Sounds like some water is remaining in the tub after the pump gets done emptying the washer. So its the pump! The Kenmore Elite is a good washer and I believe worth fixing! Unless the cost is half the price of the cost of a replacement.
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I have the same problem and here is the reason and the solution. When you add bleach it sits in the dispenser until the rinse cycle. During the rinse cycle the machine pours a lot of water through the dispenser. The bleach is diluted and washed out with all this water into the tumbler and you clothes are rinsed with bleach. Sometimes when this rinse happens, the water does not completely drain from the bleach dispense. It sits in there. If this happens, the next time you add bleach, there is too much liquid in the dispenser and it leaks out onto your clothes.
Solution: Before you add bleach, take the whole dispenser out and see if there is a lot of water still standing in the bleach dispenser section. If there is a lot of water, spill it out into a sink. Then fill the dispenser with your bleach and it will all work out the way it should. I was having your same problem until I discovered this. I have never had the problem since.
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Keeping in mind that the bleach gets dispensed into your wash on the second to last rinse cycle and that most all rinse cycles are in cold water. Is your cold water valve screen plugged causing your washer to rinse poorley? Are you using the HE detergent? If not maybe the washer is sudsing up to much and haveing a hard time rinsing all the suds and bleach out.
Fill the washer up with no clothes in it on a cold/cold wash setting does it take a long time to fill the washer up? Also when it is full and agitating is there suds in the washer?
Last suggestion is if the drain is hose is alot higher than the top of the washer it might have a hard time draining out all of the bleach water before the next load