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Frigidaire FTF530F My bleach and softener dispensers do not dispense. When I put the fluid in there, it is still there after the cycle has completed. Also, my washer smells mouldy. I am guessing they are related. HELP!

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  • bamagirl050 Aug 30, 2008

    my softner won't dispense and the machine smells moldy when not used for a day.

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    When I click on the link it takes me to an error screen. can you check to be sure you put the address in correctly?

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Please go to this website ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/Webster/134609000een.pdf and look at the sectiopn pertaining to cleaning the dispenser drawer. In all probability, the dispenser is stuck and needs to be cleaned.
I hope that solved your dispenser issue.. As for the foul smell of the washer.. Front loaders are plagued with this problem and there is no known solution however there are a few things you can do to minimize and/or prevent that foul smell for a period of time.. After the last wash load, wipe down the door gasket thoroughly, If you do not have any small childern in the house.. leave the door open to allow the inside of the washer to air dry.. You can use a product sold at Home Depot ( and other places) called AFRESH and that will help for a while.. otherwise.. Front Loaders must maintain a leaktight sela to keep water from leaking but in so doing... it is also airtight.. herein lies the problem.. any standing water left over after a washer wil get stagnant and develop mold over time.. Hope this helped...

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