fabric softner, and bleach dispenser not working

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

anne From gaston, OR

Jan 21, 2009

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

First off, unplug the machine.
Next remove the existing screws in the plastic dispenser. Then remove the door, there are two screws holding the door on connecting two brackets which need to be lifted to get them to release.
That gives you the access to the remove the front panel, which is done by pulling on the panel itself.
Once that is done you need to remove the two screws that are in the corners upper left, and right that are holding the brackets that hold down the top of the machine. Remove the brackets by gently turning them.
Once done the lid should easily lift up.
The dispenser can then be disconnected by removing the 2 rubber hoses on top and the the larger rubber hose on the bottom along with the electrical connections under the unit. Keep track of which wire goes to which lead.
After removing the dispenser just do everything in reverse.
The machine is like new, and the repair took about 45min and saved me at least $200 dollars.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dispenser Bezel (Now subbed to Dispenser Bezel)

Part Number: PS2020221

In Stock

USE WPL 22004481 (Now subbed to Dispenser Lid)

Part Number: PS2021882

In Stock

USE WPL 400021-1 (Now subbed to Screw)

Part Number: PS2040715

In Stock

Short Dispenser Door Retaining Pin (Now subbed to Short Hinge Pin)

Part Number: PS2202583

In Stock

Long Dispenser Door Retaining Pin (Now subbed to Hinge Pin)

Part Number: PS2344472

In Stock