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how do I clean the fabric softener dispenser for my washer? kenmore elite 22942 It is not dispensing fabric softener into the wash
by Manage My Life 
February 12th, 2011
Tags: Kenmore, Washers
Fred M
In theory the dispenser should just pull off but over time the fabric softener gets in the cracks and acts like glue making is difficult to remove.

A very small flat screwdriver can be used to pry around the lip of the dispenser and the agitator. Go all the way around prying up to loosen the dispenser.

Hot water works the best to clean it.

If the problem is the softener is not dispensing then there is something else to consider as the problem.

Does the washer seem to spin fast?

The softener is spun out of the dispenser and if it is not being dispensed then the problem might be a poor spin speed.

I hope this helps but reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.
by Fred M
February 14th, 2011
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Why is there fabric softener left in the dispenser on my Kenmore model 11022952100 washer?
by Manage My Life 
October 15th, 2009
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Fred M
You mention diluted fabric softener in your question and there's no doubt the softener must be diluted to spin out of the dispenser in spin.

This is a fairly simple system to dispense the softener and there's not much that can go wrong but there are a couple of things to consider.

The softener must be diluted and you indicate it is.

The washer must spin fast enough to spin the softener out of the dispenser and from the description you give it is likely there is a spin problem.

You can check for a high speed spin during the cycle with a medium load. Some clutch/basket drive problem only so up with a load. The washer might spin empty or with a light load but not with a heavy load. A weak basket drive would lead to a weak spin and the softener would not be spun out.

This washer has a neutral drain and sometimes if there is a timer problem the washer will drain but not spin at all. This would leave the dispenser full of softener.

A little residue will always be left behind but the dispenser should be mostly empty after the cycle.

Before taking anything apart I'd suggest you try to monitor the spins in the cycles and see how they do with a load.

I hope this information gives you some ideas about what to look for but submit another question with any additional details with what you find for further assistance with this problem.
by Fred M
October 17th, 2009
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Why is the fabric softener dispenser not working correctly on my Kenmore washer?
by Manage My Life 
March 15th, 2010
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Manage My Life
From what your describing it sounds like the dispenser is not secured properly to the agitator or has an internal crack. I recommend replacing the fabric softener dispenser. See page 5 in the owner’s manual.
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by Manage My Life
March 16th, 2010
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Why is my Kenmore washer leaking from the fabric softener dispenser?
by Manage My Life 
May 3rd, 2009
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Manage My Life
On something like this since the washer is new & under warranty you want to call in for service. I’m sure once the technician diagnosis the problem he will be able to repair the washer under warranty.
by Manage My Life
May 7th, 2009
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Why is my fabric softener dispenser on my Kenmore washer not working?
by Manage My Life 
May 27th, 2008
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Manage My Life
From what you are describing it sounds like the dispenser is clogged.

The dispenser drawer is removable for easy cleaning.

1. Unlock the dispenser drawer by pressing the Release Lever. Remove the drawer.

2. Remove the inserts (the siphon from the softener and bleach compartments).

3. Wash the parts under running water.

NOTE: Do not wash components in the dishwasher.

4. Replace the inserts and return the dispenser to the drawer.

If this does not resolve the issue I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose & repair.
by Manage My Life
May 29th, 2008
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How to clean the fabric softener dispenser on my Kenmore top loader washer?
by Manage My Life 
February 3rd, 2009
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Joey S
I added the cleaning instructions directly from the user's manual in the image below.

I also added a link below to Sears Parts Direct with product called "Washer Magic" that works very well to clean washers.
by Joey S
February 6th, 2009
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Why is the fabric softener dispenser not working on my Kenmore washer?
by Manage My Life 
February 11th, 2009
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Manage My Life
This would be the timer or dispenser valve causing this problem. Please see the image provided for the testing procedure to determine which part needs replaced.
by Manage My Life
February 12th, 2009
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Why is the fabric softener dispenser not working on my Kenmore washer?
by Manage My Life 
March 10th, 2009
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Manage My Life
Please see the images provided that shows the fabric softener dispenser removal process. If the dispenser is not clogged or gummed up I recommend putting the unit in a test mode & checking the fabric softener dispenser water valve.
by Manage My Life
March 13th, 2009
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Why is the fabric softener dispenser not working on my Kenmore washer?
by Manage My Life 
January 11th, 2010
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Manage My Life
All of the improvements to the Dispenser have now been made to fix this issue. You will have to order all of the Dispenser Parts. Parts list Key #'s: (#7) - Water Distribution Lever, (#8) - Actuator Cam, (#10) - Dispenser Motor (Actuator), and (#25) - Dispenser Assembly which includes Key (#9) - Connecting Lever.

This was fixed in production @ Serial #CSU38*
by Manage My Life
January 13th, 2010
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What is the part number for the fabric softener dispenser for my Kenmore washer?
by Manage My Life 
December 4th, 2009
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Manage My Life
The replacement fabric softener dispenser is part number 63594.
by Manage My Life
December 7th, 2009
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