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Fabric softener dispenser

The fabric softener dispenser is built into the center column on my Whirlpool Ultimate Care II washer. (Bought in 2002.) I wanted to clean it, so I removed the dispenser and saw that inside the column was gunked up. I got that all cleaned out, but now I want to clean the INSIDE of the dispenser itself. How do I get the dispenser open? I've tried twisting and pulling the top off, but no luck. If it doesn't open, how do I clean the inside out? It looks like there's some build-up right around the bottom opening and I want to be sure it's not blocked.

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  • hawkeimen Dec 27, 2008

    Is the dispenser supposed to come apart? It looks like is should. Would running it through the dishwasher work?

  • mnitch Jan 19, 2009

    I'd like to know how to get the dispenser cup removed from the column. I have a top load Maytag

  • Kevin Apr 30, 2013

    I have a piece that the repairman gave us that is supposed to go in the back of the dispenser cabinet to stop the leak. It is a small round piece with a couple of openings and supposed to fit on the small tube in the back of the cabinet. It won't. What should I do?



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If you cannot get the dispenser cap opened, submerge and soak it in some hot water. Liquid fabric softener is a type of wax that, over a period of time, will harden and clog the dispenser (as you well know by now). In many cases you do not have to take it apart if you just use the hot water method. You may have to rinse and repeat several times. Try this and let me know if you have any luck. If you require further assistance, please post back with your complete model number, so I can see what type of dispenser cap we are talking about. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

  • BAM BAM59 Jan 02, 2011

    you still don't explain how to get the cap off! how do I do that. I have repeatedly rinsed with boiling water only to see gunk still clinging to the sides... HELP!



I have the same issue. Model is Whirlpool LSQ9010LW0

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