Bleach and fabric softner containers do not dispense
I have disassembled and cleaned both containers. Neither had clogs or excessive buildup (which is prone to the fabric softner).
I diassembled the lid and verified that the water inlets were free of debris and have narrowed the problem down to the water jets not activating (there are three water jets on the back of the lid housing). The center jet is for the main water feed. The left and right jets fill the bleach/fabric containers. These left and right jets do not appear to be opening at all and I am guessing that the controller for the jet solenoids is not functioning.
Has anybody experienced this and if so, what did it take to resolve?
Re: bleach and fabric softner containers do not dispense
I have the exact same problem. However the bleach dispenser has ruined colored clothes by dispensing leftover bleach from the previous white wash on colored clothes. i have had many parts replaced to no avail. Maytag has just agreed to buy back the washer for the full purchase price and replace it with a Maytag or Whirlpool product of my choice. I hope I have better kuck this time.
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You really cant take them apart without breaking the dispensers. Fabric softner is basically wax and fragrance. Add very hot water to the dispenser to melt the fabric softner. In the future, water down the fabric softner.
have you pulled the drawer from the machine and cleaned it thoroughly. break it down into individual pieces and clean the hell out of it. Fabric softener can build up over time and clog every crack and crevice. check also the hole the drawer goes into, water flows into the drawer mixes with f.s., bleach, etc. dilutes it and sends out the bottom.
this is joyce
You need to call who ever you bought it from and tell them the problem that you are having, I have the same set and I am not having that problem at all. I love my set, just be sure to use the he detergent, or you will have problems that the manufactr will not help with.
Dont overload machine the clothes wont smell clean.
I've had this same problem and solved it by removing the detergent/bleach/softener dispenser drawer from the machine and seriously cleaning out all of the "gunk" from the drawer and from inside the drawer area on washer. Sometimes I have had to repeat the cleaning and then the fabric softener begins dispensing again. I have model # 417.43042200 but it may work on all the Kenmore front loading washers.