Most washing machines dilute down the bleach/softener/soap when adding it to the load. It helps with not causing the bleach to cause burn spots as if poured directly on the cloths.
In a unit we have here in our house, the bleach and softener dispensers have fill lines for liquid that you should not pass. This is because it uses a siphon effect to pull the liquid out. It is effective because there are no moving parts. I hope it is ok to post links on here pointing to another repair page!
Check this out for some images of what I am talking about and how it works. I didn't want to copy what they already put work into and claim it as my own.
I have a feeling that after the 3rd stage, the water splashes into - or leaks into the bleach/softener dispensers, and fills them up to around the 1st stage level which is below the level needed for the siphon effect to happen.
I would say it is a leaky selector valve/solenoid controlling the flow to those dispensers and probably is continually filling them during the cycles.
If you use them once in a blue moon, I would say to just empty them out, and put your bleach or softener in them. It might not add the bleach or softener at the designated portion of the cycle, but if it is bleach you are using, normally I believe that is the first thing added anyways.
That is what I think is going on.
Hmm... Sounds like a good answer - "dispenser for the bleach is clogged" and just clean it out. We just purchased a new Whirlpool and day 1 their is water in the dispenser after each full cycle. Ha! Ha! Bad information from someone who wants to be an expert but just didn't think of all the issues. Obliviously a new washer should not have a clogged dispenser.
Anyone else want to try?
- de Larry Wilson
@larry_florida well Larry, this was not an answer for you nor was the question on a new washer.
- de mayer
I have one better. I have a whirlpool duet washer and i have been all over the place trying to find the problem. So i put in my laundry detergent in its spot then i put fabric softner/bleach in there spots. When i start my wash cycle the water runs through the fabric softner/bleach department and not my detergent compartment. Then when its time for fabric softner it does the opposite. No wonder non of my clothes smell like fabric softner but soap.
- de Jamie N Ronk
Sounds like a motherboard issue.
- de melbocarol
Mine has been filling with WATER in the BLEACH compartment for the past year and it's a brand new machine that didn't do it for the first 8 months but now does. It's always clean, I use cleaning products FOR the washer every few months, as I"m only a family of 2, and I rarely use bleach at all.but I did find if you close and open the tray over and over, the water put in there from the prior cycle will FINALLY drain. how can a NEW MACHINE have a leaky part? Is this something Electrolux does to make more money, I have to wonder? (front loader)
- de May Hemm
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