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Kenmore 417.40052990 front loader not flowing fabric softener.


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#1 rudewarrior

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:10 PM

Hi I have a 417.40052990 front loader washer. Everything seems to work fine. Every year or so, I have to clean out the detergent/bleach/fabric softener dispenser, because fabric softener starts slowly clogging everything. Then it goes back to normal. Now, however, the fabric softener is not dispensing. Ran a load and checked it, and the fabric softener is still just sitting there in the dispenser untouched?

Any advice?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:55 PM

check to see if the Dispenser Valves are getting 120v AC
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:34 AM

Excellent, thank you. Now can you give me some direction as to how to do this? I am pretty handy with tools, and I have a cheap multimeter.

1. How to get to the leads? Do I go in through the back of the washer, does the top come off. I'm not really seeing how to get in.

2. When does the fabric softener cycle actually occur, i.e. when should I be checking it?




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