If you are having trouble with your Electrolux washing machine dispenser, this easy-to-follow guide gives you steps on what to do…
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Electrolux Washing Machine Dispenser Not Working — Solved
If your Electrolux washing machine dispenser doesn’t work, here are the problems to look for…
1. Detergent Build-Up
If your Electrolux washing machine doesn’t dispense any soap, it is most likely as a result of detergent build-up in the soap tray. Here’s how to fix this issue…
Step 1. Make sure to unplug your washing machine from the power outlet before starting this procedure.
Step 2. Slide the soap tray out of the dispenser, then press the tab inside to completely release it from the housing.
Step 3. Take the detergent tray to a sink, then use a brush to clean out any detergent or fabric softener that may have accumulated in it.
Step 4. Once you’ve properly cleaned the detergent tray, slide it back into the housing and plug your washing machine into the power outlet. Try running a cycle to make sure the problem has been fixed.
2. Clogged Detergent Dispenser Hose
If the issue isn’t fixed after cleaning the soap tray, you should clean the detergent dispenser hose. To do this, follow the steps below…
Step 1. In order to prevent electrocution and water leakage, make sure to turn off your washing machine’s water supply faucet and disconnect the power cord from the outlet before starting this repair.
Step 2. Spread a rag on the floor underneath the two water supply hoses. Unscrew the two hoses from the ports at the back of your machine (make sure to keep a rag nearby in case water spills out).
Step 3. With a Philips screwdriver, loosen the bolts holding the top cover to the machine. Carefully lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.
Step 4. Use your screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the vibration dampening block to the top of the cabinet. Carefully lift the vibration block off the assembly and set it aside.
Step 5. Disconnect the grounding wire from the support bracket and unplug the power cord wire connector. Release the power cord wire retainer from the support bracket using a pair of needle-nosed pliers.
Step 6. Loosen the screws holding the retainer to the drain hose at the back of the machine. Take the retainer off the hose and set it aside.
Step 7. With your Philips screwdriver, remove the screws holding the support bracket to the top of the machine. Remove the bracket from the cabinet and set it aside.
Step 8. Take out the screws holding the rear access panel to the motor control board and cabinet. Carefully lift the rear panel off the cabinet and set it aside.
Step 9. Use your screwdriver to loosen the screw-clamps holding the dispenser hose to the dispenser and tub. Pull the dispenser off the ports.
Step 10. Take the dispenser hose to a sink. Using a tool as a screwdriver, clean out anything that may have clogged the detergent hose. Rinse the hose properly using some tap water.
Step 11. Reconnect the dispenser hose to the ports on the dispenser and tub. Secure the ports by tightening the screw-clamps.
Step 12. Lift the rear panel and mount it onto the cabinet. Apply the bolts to secure the rear panel to the cabinet and motor control board.
Step 13. Put the drain hose retainer back in place and apply the screw to secure it. Place the support bracket on the rear panel, then apply the screws to secure it.
Step 14. Plug the power cord wire connector, then secure the grounding wire to the support bracket.
Step 15. Place the vibration dampening block on the tub assembly, then tighten the screws using your Philips screwdriver.
Step 16. Snap the top panel onto the washing machine, then apply the screws at the back using a Philips screwdriver.
Step 17. Reconnect the COLD and HOT water supply hoses to the ports at the back of your washing machine (in order to prevent water leakage, make sure to secure both hoses properly).
Step 18. Turn the water supply faucets back on, then reconnect the power cord to the electrical outlet. Try running a wash cycle to ensure that the issue has been fixed.
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Electrolux Washing Machine Dispenser Leaking — How To Fix
If your Electrolux washing machine detergent dispenser is leaking, here are the problems to look for…
1. Water Pressure Is Too High
If your washing machine leaks from the soap drawer, the first thing you should check is the water pressure. If you notice that the water pressure is too high, we recommend closing the water supply faucet partially to stop the leakage.
2. Damaged Dispenser Assembly
Another thing that could cause your machine to leak is a cracked dispenser assembly use a screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the top panel. If you notice any damage to the soap dispenser, it will need to be replaced. Read this article to learn how to do this.
3. Punctured Dispenser Hose
A punctured or damaged dispenser hose can cause your Electrolux washing machine dispenser to leak. Take the following steps to replace the dispenser hose in your Electrolux washing machine…
Step 1. Before starting this repair, ensure that your washing machine is disconnected from the electrical outlet in order to prevent electrocution.
Step 2. Using a Philips screwdriver, remove the bolts at the back of the machine holding the top cover. Pull the top panel backwards about a few inches, then lift it off the machine.
Step 3. Loosen the nuts holding the vibration dampening block to the top of the machine using your screwdriver. Carefully lift the block off the machine and set it aside.
Step 4. In order to prevent water leaks, turn off your washing machine’s water supply faucets. Use a pair of pliers to unscrew the HOT and COLD water supply hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine.
Step 5. Unplug the power cord wire harness, then use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to release the retainer. Disconnect the grounding wire from the support bracket.
Step 6. Remove the screws holding the support bracket to the machine. Take the bracket off the panel and set it aside.
Step 7. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the nuts holding the retainer to the drain hose. Loosen the screws holding the rear cover to the cabinet.
Step 8. Carefully pull the rear cover off the machine and set it aside. Use your screwdriver to loosen the screw-clamp holding the dispenser hose to the tub. Pull the hose off the tub and repeat this process with the other end of the hose.
Step 9. Pry the screw-clamps off the dispenser hose, then discard the hose. Take your new washing machine dispenser hose out of its packaging.
Step 10. Transfer the screw-clamps from the old hose to the new one. Connect each end of the dispenser hose to the ports on the tub and dispenser, then tighten the clamps with a screwdriver.
Step 11. Place the rear panel on the machine, then secure it by applying the screws. Put the retainer on the drain hose and apply the bolts.
Step 12. Mount the support bracket on the top panel, then apply the screws to secure it. Plug the power cord wire connector and grounding wire.
Step 13. Mount the vibration dampening block on the tub assembly, then secure it by applying the bolts.
Step 14. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then use your Philips screwdriver to apply the screws.
Step 15. Reconnect the water supply hoses to the ports at the back of your machine. Plug the power cord back into the outlet, then turn the water faucets on. To make sure the leakage has stopped, try running a wash cycle.