Bendix Washer/Dryer - softener dispenser not working
I've had the machine for about 5/6 years and in the last month the softener dispenser doesn't seem to be working. It fills with water but the softener doesn't go into the machine. Could it be blocked somehow? Also sometimes the actual washing liquid doesn't dispense, this seems to be if the hot water tap is not quite full on.
Please could you provide some adviceon the softener dispenser. Thanks
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I understand that you are having trouble with the softener dispenser not dispensing on your Electrolux washer. I suggest running a System-clean cycle on your washer, as well as taking out the dispenser drawer and taking the dispenser compartments out and cleaning them. It might be that the softener has built up inside the dispenser drawer. If that does not work, reset your appliance by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker for 2-3 minutes. If you are still noticing the softener not dispensing, I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. Hope this is helpful.
MLG2000A - Maytag Neptune Super Stack SL-3
1 - Select Wash/Rinse Water Temperature
2 - Select Options (Max Extract, Extra Rinse, Signa)
3 - Select Cycle
4 - Load the Clothes Washer (add detergent on top of the load in the tub, and additives [fabric softener, bleach] in their dispensers).
5 - Start the washer.
This is according to the owner's manual I have. Has worked for 14 years for me.
Mine is 10 yrs old and I am just now having a problem. Clothes are too damp after last spin cycle. Hopefully, I'll get an answer here soon. Another problem I noticed a few months after I got it, with this model, is the fabric softener dispenser on top of the agitator. You have to remove it every single time and clean it. I added a little water to it before adding fabric softener and thought that would help to stretch the cleaning to maybe once or twice a week. Don't do it! I started to smell mildew and found out why. The agitator shaft that this dispenser sits on was caked with old fabric softener. I just use the blue Downey ball now. The fabric dispenser stinks but I have had 10 yrs of good washing.
PLease check the hose that goes from the INLET VALVE to the dispensing system cup on your washer. This hose probably has a hole or the plastic dispensor is cracked and therefore leaking.
The inlet valve is working and when the time comes the water goes to the dispensing cup, so the system is working it is just the hose, dispensing cup or both.
My wife reported the same problem and I took the top off the washer (2 screws at rear of washer and top slides forward) . Under the top on the left front side behind is the dispenser. On the top is a click adjuster similar to a clock hand pointer and in the center is a tick mark and off to the left side is (-) marks for reduced dispensing and to the right (+) marks for increasing dispensing. I moved the pointer all the way to the plus side and after a few loads the dispenser works fine. I assume over time the different fluids (fabric softener, detergent, etc) tend to gum up the valve mechanism. If this doesn't work I would try pouring some very hot water in it to try and loosen things up. After you try all the free thing, I guess the last option is a new dispenser.