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Soap tray does empty

The machine fills with water normally and revolves but the soap and rinse aid does not get washed out of the tray. Help!

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    Soap / conditioner tray filling up with water

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Try pouring some really hot water into the trays and running a quick wash.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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