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How is the liquid fabric softener dispenser supposed to work? It never appears to dispense. The clothes definitely do not smell like they have any softener on them. I looked inside & there aren't any water "jets"above the dispenser, just over the bleach and detergent sections. I cleaned out the dispenser of any old softener. What can I do to get the softener to dispense in the drum? Thanks!

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Fridgidaire Washing Machine Fabric Softner not going intowasher

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Posted on Apr 30, 2011

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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.
thanks,
Dont overload machine the clothes wont smell clean.
joyce

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Water in the detergent, fabric softener, bleach dispensers

If it's not leaking outside I wouldn't worry

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Fabric softener and bleach dispensers

Call the tech. one came out this week and said the system solenoid is always engaged causing the bleach and detergent to dispense when drawer is pushed in

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet dispenser problem

I had the same problem my fabric softener would not dispense.Close shut-off valves and take off the water hoses off the back of the washer and look for blockage on the screen.Mine was plugged up and after cleaning it off it works like new.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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SOURCE: bleach and fabric softner despenser liquids not being used.

You could have a clog in the housing underneath the dispenser where the water flows through a hose into the tub.
Pull the dispenser drawer completely out.
There is a tab that needs to be depressed to release the drawer and remove it.
Check the opening at the bottom of the housing just inside the dispenser housing opening to see if a small sock or garment is clogging this opening.
Reach down into this opening to see if an item is inside the hose.
This is the normal issue that will cause water to leak out of the dispenser housing.

Wash the dispenser drawer thoroughly with warm water. Make sure that you pull off the siphon covers and wash all siphon holes. This process is described in your owner's manual. Replace the dispenser drawer and try the washer again.

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