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Why is the washing machine not using the fabric conditioner.. the drawer is still full after the wash??

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Lulumama Wed 27-May-09 09:09:44

Have cleaned out the drawer which was a bit gunky, but it is still not working. have a warranty for the machine so can call someone out, but not keen on staying in all day waiting for the repair man

any ideas??

chantellejenise Wed 17-Nov-10 16:40:48

Well, sadly that didn't work for my machine but will still regularly make sure those holes are cleaned.
However, since leaving it this morning on a 90 wash with bleach! I've realised that it not only is not taking the conditioner, it is actually filling the conditioner compartment with water. So will carry on searching for advice but if it comes to having to pull the machine out and disconnect pipes or anything, I'm afraid I'm going to have to find a man! lol!

gillohare Sat 02-Feb-13 20:10:39

Mine was the same, the fabric conditioner draw was holding water and softener, take draw out, pull off the part that says MAX, look under inside the tube, clean out with hot waster and scrape the gunge with a screwdriver, it is this gunge thats is preventing the softener from overflowing into the pipe, put back together and it should work, Mine did smile

CarpeJugulum Sat 02-Feb-13 20:20:39

I stick my washing machine drawer in the dishwasher. I also do the bleach spray and then the hot wash.

But I find the dishwasher is usually the best for me... <lazy slob emoticon>

lfc84 Sat 11-Jan-14 21:41:35

quote=gillohare: "Mine was the same, the fabric conditioner draw was holding water and softener, take draw out, pull off the part that says MAX, look under inside the tube, clean out with hot waster and scrape the gunge with a screwdriver, it is this gunge thats is preventing the softener from overflowing into the pipe, put back together and it should work, Mine did smile"

This worked for me. I used a cotton bud rather than a screwdriver

Vavey Tue 12-Apr-16 22:20:04

Does anyone know of a washing that does actually dispense fabric conditioner consistently, without lots of TIME spent on poking around, bleaching, adding vinegar etc etc
I d love to know!
It s no good just saying fabric conditioner is of the devil, ex-pat of Scotland! Although that really made me laugh !

aquatic1957 Tue 09-Aug-16 15:41:03

The reason fabric condition doesn't go through on a cycle is because it is blocked. After getting very upset at the cost of an engineer I tackled the issue myself and it worked and has been ever since.
Remove the complete drawer assembly, sounds daunting but it's not really. You have to remove the top of the machine and disconnect the hoses to the drawer, usually two at the back one at the side and one at th bottom, (That's a tricky one).
Work out how yours is held in and get the top op off. Give the whole unit a thorough clean and if you are lucky like me use a compressor to blast all the holes through to ensure they are clear and rinse again. If you haven't got a compressor maybe your local tyre fitter or car body shop will do it for you. Put it back together and it should be sorted.

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