Household cleaning appliance with a single water flow path for both non-bulk and bulk dispensing

  • US 9,382,655 B2
  • Filed: 03/06/2013
  • Issued: 07/05/2016
  • 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 treating chamber located within the interior for receiving the article for cleaning;

    a dispensing system having a dispensing cup fluidly coupled to the treating chamber; and

    a bulk dispensing cartridge having a container that is removably received within the dispensing cup and is configured to dispense multiple liquid treating chemistry doses for respective ones of multiple cleaning cycles;

    wherein the dispensing cup is configured to selectively hold the bulk dispensing cartridge or a single treating chemistry dose for a single cleaning cycle when the bulk dispensing cartridge is not present and wherein the dispensing system is configured to selectively discharge substantially all of the single treating chemistry dose from the dispensing cup into the treating chamber during a single cleaning cycle when the bulk dispensing cartridge is not present.

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