Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer
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...
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
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Hello - There are several things that could cause the fabric softener to not dispense into the washer. Are you sure the liquid in the dispenser after the wash is fabric softener? If it is fabric softener, the solenoid that lets the water into the dispenser is not working. This solenoid is located on the back of the dispenser. It only gets voltage during the dispense time and fills the fabric softener dispenser with water. The fabric softener dispenser fills while the washer is filling for the rinse cycle.
When the washer begins to fill for the rinse cycle, the fabric softener solenoid is energized and water flows into the fabric softener dispenser cup. When the cup is full the water siphons out and softener and water flow into the tub.
If the liquid in the fabric softener dispenser is pure softener you may need a technician to diagnose and repair the problem. The voltage will have to be tested to the softener solenoid and a volt meter is required.
If the liquid in the fabric softener dispenser is water you probably need to clean the dispenser cup. **** will build up in the siphon tube and stop the liquid from going into the washer tub. The incoming water will dilute the softener and overflow the dispenser cup and run into the tub. The instructions for cleaning the dispenser should be located on page 43 of the use and care guide that came with the washer.
If you don't have the use and care guide these instructions will help. Open the dispenser until it stops. In the left rear corner of the dispenser, there is a release that is labeled push. Press down on the push area and you can slide the dispenser drawer out.
Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. Clean the bottom of the insert and the bleach and fabric softener compartments. Reinstall the insert and put the drawer back inside the washer.
To test the siphon action slowly pour water into the fabric softener compartment. When the water level goes above the maximum line stop pouring. The water should all drain out.
Hope this information proves to be helpful however if it is ineffective please contact a professional to move forward accurately.
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