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Bleach and Fabric Softener Dispensers don't work

Washer is new and will not dispense neither bleach nor softener.

Frustration beyond belief. It looks like a simple mechanism.

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Bill

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  • TaraRisner Dec 15, 2007

    Kenmore Elite HE3 QuitePak 2, Model 110.45864587



    Unit is about 3 years old.



    Softener is not releasing during the wash cycle. The softener just stays in the cup. What is the problem? There is some mildew buildup in the washer dispenser. The soap is being dispensed properly.



    PLEASE help!! Thanks... Tara Risner

  • bookhead50 Mar 06, 2008

    My GE front loader won't rinse out the fabric softener, and sometimes the bleach. The soap rinses out fine. I tried to stick a wire up in the hole above the softener tray to see if it's clogged, but no go.



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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    I have a GE GBVH6260, and the fabric softener compartment is not getting rinsed out, the softener is still sitting there at the end of the cycle. I gather this is a solenoid or circuit board problem. How can I check the solenoids and water flush system to see if they are working properly. The detergent cleans out just fine.

  • bkbrownaz Aug 21, 2008

    My kenmore elite he 3t will not dispense the bleach. The bleach cup retains the bleach throughout the complete cycle.

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I've fixed part of this problem - I have a GE GBVH6260. I took the top cover off: first, take the three screws out behind the control panel at the front, then take the long skinny trim piece off, then take three screws out of the very back of the machine at the top. The top cover will now slide back and come off. There is a handy technician's manual taped to the frame under the lid. In the manual, there are instructions on how to test all the functions of the washer. Turns out the motor that moves the water spray from soap to bleach to fabric softener works just fine on my machine. The water spray just isn't very forceful, so we've watered down the fabric softener and maybe now it will flush out properly.

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  • 990cse990 Nov 29, 2010

    Take the washer apart. Remove the soap, bleach, softener dispenser. Remove the water valves, two screws pull gently. Split the dispenser apart. The top half made of white plastic will be full of mildew and mold. Clean with bleach and water. An air line helps. Reassemble . It will be good for 4 more years. The part if you want to replace it, is about $54.00

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Need a litle more inflormation from you if you could. What is the make and model number of the unit? Does water flow through the dispensers for rinsing action? If it is a front loader or higher dollar machine, the dispensers are sometimes controlled by the timer or control boards. They control water valves that control the rinsing water entering the chambers. This raises the level, and causes a siphon or flushing action at certian points of the wash cycles. There could be a nuber of issues, a bad timer or control board, bad water solinoid(s), wiring issues, or clogged hoses or ports. If this is a new washer, do you still have a service policy or warranty left with it? Let me know what kind the unit is and a model number and will try to help you out a little more. Thanks Jim

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Hello Denise C - There are several things that could cause the bleach to not dispense into the washer. Are you sure the liquid in the dispenser after the wash is bleach? If it is pure bleach, the solenoid that lets the water into the dispenser is not working. This solenoid is located on the back of the dispenser. It only gets voltage during the dispense time and fills the bleach dispenser with water. The bleach dispenser fills while the washer is filling for the rinse cycle.



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If the liquid in the bleach dispenser is water you probably need to clean the dispenser cup. Scum will build up in the siphon tube and stop the liquid from going into the washer tub. The incoming water will dilute the bleach and overflow the dispenser cup and run into the tub.



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