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Why isn't the fabric softener dispensing properly in my Kenmore Elite HE3t washer?

I have a Kenmore Elite HE3t washer model 110.42922200. The fabric softener is not dispensed from its compartment during the rinse portion of the cycle. The pre-wash and a main wash detergents are dispensed properly. Please help.

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Lyle W
Here are some tips that may help you resolve this problem:

Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser.

Some brands of softener are so thick that they have trouble mixing with the dispenser water and siphoning through the hole to dispenser properly. Try diluting your fabric softener if it is too thick to mix and siphon properly.

Pull the dispenser drawer out and thoroughly clean it. Make sure that the siphon hole in the softener dispenser compartment is completely clear and unrestricted. Be sure that the siphon cover is place back over the softener dispenser when the drawer is placed back in the housing.

These tips should help you resolve this dispensing problem. If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.
by Lyle W Earned 136,254 community points in Kenmore
February 10th, 2009
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