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Hi, I have a Whirlpool 1000 AWZ 410 washer/dryer. Recently

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Hi, I have a Whirlpool 1000 AWZ 410 washer/dryer. Recently it has started leaving washing powder behind in the clothes after the wash. I have cleaned the filter and I have made sure that the drain pipe is not restricted. Can you help by explaining what teh problem may be ?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  I.can replied 8 years ago.
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My name is Ican & I will be happy assist you.

There may be a number of reasons for this occurrence.
1.The water may be hard water
2. If you use cold water with hard water powder detergent may not dissolve well.
3. Try liquid, HE ( High Efficiency) laundry detergent.
Just remember that liquid is concentrated and you will only need half the amount.
4. Read the detergent directions!

If you have the user manual checkout and read this section
• Separator in main wash chamber is not correctly installed or not adapted
to use of powder and liquid detergent (see “Detergents And Additives”).
• Water entering is not enough; the mesh filters of the water supply could
be blocked (see “Care And Maintenance”).

I recommend that you check and clean the detergent
dispenser regularly.

To clean the dispenser drawer:
1. Press the release lever in the main wash chamber downward and
remove the dispenser drawer from the dispenser compartment.
2. Remove the cover grid from the softener chamber. Remove the
separator from the main wash chamber by pulling it upward (see
dark arrows).
3. Wash all the parts under running water.
4. Clean the dispenser compartment with a damp cloth.
5. Refit the separator and the cover grid in the dispenser drawer
and push the drawer back into the dispenser compartment.


• Do not use liquid detergent for the main wash
when having activated the “prewash” option (if
available on your model).
• Do not use liquid detergent when activating the
“Start Delay” function (if available on your
washing machine).
Follow the dosage recommendations on the
detergent pack. They depend on:
• degree and type of soiling
• size of wash
full load: follow the detergent manufacturer’s
half load: 3/4 the amount used for a full load;
Minimum load (about 1 kg):
1/2 the amount used for a full load
• water hardness in your area (ask for information
from your water company). Soft water requires
less detergent than hard water (refer to the water
hardness table in the operating instructions).
Too much detergent can result in excess foam
formation, which reduces washing efficiency.
If the washing machine detects too much foam, it
may prevent spinning.
Insufficient detergent may result in gray laundry in time
and also calcifies the heating system, drum and hoses.

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