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Why does my washer stink like rotten eggs? When I remove the fabric softener cup, it is covered with brown gunk! How can I get this clean?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Fabric Softener won't dispense

Suggestion: Possible your inlets to the machine is blocked. Check out the inlet tubes to clear out any blockages. This shd be done after the machine is off and the inlet valve is turned off. Some softeners are thick; you can add warm water 1:1, but this is not the thing in your case....

Posted on May 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Fabric Softener doesn't empty

My husband just fixed ours after not seeing a solution on any other site. He pulled out the dispensing unit and pulled off the blue plastic piece on the top of the fabric softener and bleaching section. He then ran warm/hot water (not boiling hot) through the holes where the fabric softener is suppose to flow through. This cleaned out excess fabric softener that had coagulated in the elbow and blocked the flow of softener to the unit.

Posted on Aug 05, 2007

Joe Hogan

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SOURCE: Fabric softener cup on Maytag Neptune washer is

Hi. your problem is actually a rather complicated one.

Timer and selector switches The timer switch is usually the largest dial on the main control panel. It can be either a mechanical device much like a simple clock, or completely electronic with just a digital readout.

The timer runs the washing machine in a pre-determined pattern. It provides the electricity to all of the washing machine components at the correct time and for the correct length of time.

The Start switch is usually part of the timer knob. When you set the timer to the proper cycle, you either pull or push the timer knob to start the cycle.

The selector switches or knobs vary from machine to machine. Most washing machines have one or several switches or knobs on the control panel besides the Timer/Start switch. These let you adjust certain settings; for example, the water temperature, spin speed, timer cycle, and so on. Normally, the washing machine completes the cycle selected on the timer, regardless of how you set these switches and knobs.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: the washer stinks. we leave door open. when you

Try washing without a load in it with a cup of bleach.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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FAV6800A FAV9800A

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SOURCE: my maytag neptune TL fabric softener cup seems to

If your machine is a FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW see if this post will help you. Once the Fabric Softener top is removed you can flush the dispenser and run some pipe cleaners thru the exit ports to help remove gunk build up.

If there is a water flow issue into the Fabric Softener dispenser then further investigation may need to take place. I discuss how I would start the troubleshooting for that as a possible issue.

The Service Manual for reference use and care guide has some info

Rich


Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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Here's How:
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Thanks for using FixYa. You’ll need to check down the edge of the door seal, see if there is a lot of "gunk" there, this would cause grey marks on laundry. Try these steps--

You'll have to do a few maintenance washes to clear it out of the tub. Try these steps to remove the dirt, debris and odor from the washer—

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