Household cleaning appliance with a dispensing system operable between a single use dispensing system and a bulk dispensing system

  • US 10,132,023 B2
  • Filed: 04/25/2016
  • Issued: 11/20/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/01/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A household cleaning appliance configured to execute a cleaning cycle on an article, comprising:

  • a cabinet defining an interior;

    a rotatable drum located within the interior and defining a treating chamber for receiving an article for treating and wherein a rotational axis of the drum is vertical; and

    a dispensing system, comprising;

    a non-bulk dispensing system including a housing that is fluidly coupled to the treating chamber;

    a drawer storing multiple doses of a liquid treating chemistry, where the drawer is configured to be slideably moveable between an opened position and a closed position, where the drawer is within the cabinet; and

    a treating chemistry meter operable to couple the drawer to the housing of the non-bulk dispensing system when the drawer is in the closed position to control dosing of the liquid treating chemistry from the drawer to the housing of the non-bulk dispensing system such that the non-bulk dispensing system is provided with functionality of a bulk dispensing system.

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