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Our Bravos XL MVWB725BW0 started overflowing the fabric softener dispenser, because the water flow is way too high. The same thing, to a lesser degree, happens on the bleach dispenser not as much water, but still too much, and the detergent dispenser behaves properly not too much water. This started suddenly; we changed nothing.

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