My Whirlpool washer dispenses the softener too early. I find that water overflows/splashes/leaks into the softener container while the washer is filling water into the detergent containers. The actuator arm moves correctly from positions 1 to 4 at the correct times during the cycle. I either have in internal leak or a blockage from years of use, right? Do I replace the Dispenser Assembly (8182704) or the Dispenser Actuator (8181723) ?
ANSWER Hello Quant,
You may want to pull the dispenser assembly and try to clean assembly. It sounds like the water distribution lever is not working properly. It may be gummed up causing the issue. If this does not work then you would want to replace the Actuator motor 8181723.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, November 30, 2012