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GE Front Load Washer WBVH5100HWW Fabric Softener Flush


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#1 LWB250

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:24 PM

We noticed recently the the fabric softener tray did not empty during a load.  I checked the obvious things, like a clogged siphon tube in the dispenser tray (no).

 

I ran the diagnostics and watched carefully.  I found that the valves for this flush operation were working, but there was no water coming out of the holes in the top of the dispenser body above the fabric softener tray.

 

Using compressed air and a piece of rubber hose on my air nozzle I blew out the holes as best I could.  Doing this repeatedly yielded some flow, but more like fast drips from a few of the holes at best, certainly not a spray like you would see for the detergent or bleach dispenser.

 

I was going to remove the dispenser body to see if there was a better way to get to this area, but close inspection showed that there did not appear to be.

 

At this point there is a small amount of water flowing into the fabric softener dispenser tray, but I have yet to run a load to see if there will be enough to completely clear it.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can better clean this out, or is this behavior intentional?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Dan

 



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

... the valves for this flush operation were working, but there was no water coming out

? ? explain ? ?


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:09 AM

Pardon my cryptic description.

 

The valves for each flush cycle of the dispenser tray are working.  There are several paths for the water to flow when it is in the fabric softener mode, as water can flow out the bleach tray port or a large port in the rear of the dispenser body at the top.  I tried blocking these with my fingers to increase the pressure and volume of water going through the fabric softener ports, but couldn't completely seal them off, so water flow didn't increase significantly.

 

The part number for the "Main box diverter assembly" is WH41X10141 if you want to take a look at it. 

 

Hope that helps.

 

I can take pictures of the dispenser body and insides, of necessary.

 

Thanks,

 

Dan


Edited by LWB250, 26 December 2012 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

there's (3) sections to the Water Valve...

Are they all working ?

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

I have water flow from both valves that are supposed to be energized during this mode, CV1 and HV1, I believe.  This as due by loosening the lines coming from each valve during the fabric softener mode and getting plenty of water from both.



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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

I don't understand how this thread can be flagged as answered.  None of the responses has addressed the issue.

 

And yes, as i previously responded, I have water coming from both valves that should be energized during the softener cycle.


Edited by LWB250, 31 December 2012 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:57 PM

I don't understand how this thread can be flagged as answered.

 

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

If the valves are passing water, then you're dealing with a dried fabric softener plugs feed tube.  If you can't clear the plug with really hot water, then you'll need to remove the dispenser box to manually clear the tube.  This video shows a different repair but is in the same neighborhood as the dispenser box and will give you some insight for removing it.  

 






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