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Combo Unit - Leaking from Dispenser

Troubleshooting Laundry Accessories, Washer Dryer Combos, Washers Last Updated 05/10/2018


If you are noticing a stream of water coming from the dispenser area, it may simply need to be cleaned. It is an important part of maintenance for the dispenser to be cleaned regularly. To clean your dispenser:


Pull the dispenser drawer towards you until it stops.



Press down on the depressed tab between the softener and bleach inserts.



While pressing down on the tab mentioned above, pull the drawer toward you. The detergent tray will completely remove from the front of the washer.



With the drawer removed, each component piece can be removed.



Clean each piece with warm, soapy water in a kitchen sink. DO NOT clean these pieces in an automatic dishwasher.



Clean inside the detergent tray compartment, particularly near the front of the tray. Over time, additives can buildup inside this area causing the tray to leak.



Once each piece is clean, reassemble the dispenser pieces and reinsert the dispenser tray. Run a few wash cycles to confirm that the leaking has stopped.



Tip: It is important that the detergent tray be cleaned periodically to ensure your additives dispense correctly. A good time to clean the dispenser would be when performing other routine maintenance on your washer.


Proper types and amounts of detergent should also be used for proper dispensing into the drum. HE detergent is required to be used in front-load washers. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended amount for detergent usage.

The water pressure for your unit should be between 14.5 PSI to 116 PSI. If the water pressure is too high, water can overflow as it splashes onto the drawer.

Combo models use a condensing drying system to extract moisture from clothing instead of a traditional heated drying method. During this process when water is evaporated before being condensed or drained, moisture can collect in the dispenser compartment and drop out the front.



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