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Soapy cloths after wash

Ater i wash the cloths , they are still soapy , i use liquid soap , and i only have been useing half the required amount and still get soap on the cloths , i have to re-rinse. i took the drain hose off and nothing in there , i watched as it was rinsing , and the water seems to come out ok ?

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Re: soapy cloths after wash

First make sure the drain is at the right height(the exit should be about the same height as the main part of the washer) are the clothes spinning? could be a gearcase problem, also your pump might be clogged good luck!!

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Soap streaks on dark clothes what do i do?

reduce the amount of detergent being used as more is not better
use a liquid instead of powder
make for longer rinse cycle
use a softener to help remove detergent in the rinse.
reduce the amount of clothes being washed at each time.

Apr 08, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Washer can't remove the soap , and have to wash the clothes handly to clean soap

Remove the soap build up between the wash tub and the outer basin with a fridge or dryer lint brush. The soap accumulates and builds up between the two tubs. Clean it after a recent load of laundry so it has a chance to soften up. Make sure the washer is unplugged when you clean this area.
Use Borax and half the amount of soap in future wash loads to prevent this build up.

Mar 23, 2014 | LG Washing Machines

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When washing dark colors there is a soap residue left on clothes,i have tried using very small amounts of soap as well as different brands of soap

Try using white vinegar in place of liquid fabric softener. Half a cup at the rinse cycle in a full load will do it. Trust me, the smell of the vinegar will fade quickly as it works to break down the soap.

There are two other possibilities here:

You're overloading the washer with clothes - An overfull washer has the problem of not providing proper drainage before the spin cycle starts - Soap ends up getting embedded in clothes instead of being sucked out of the drain.

Or, You're using non-HE soap in an HE washer.

Hope that helps.

May 04, 2011 | Washing Machines

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We have an Aquasmart top loader and our clothes, mainly dark items, are being covered by a scum after washing. We have put the machine through the clean cycle, but this has not made any difference.

I have found with my aquasmart that if you use the 'high efficiency' the water does not cover the clothes sufficiently which is why the soap residue (noticeable more on dark clothes) is visible. I don't use high efficiency. even on conventional sometimes I still have to check that the water level is high enough. Also **use only liquid, low sudsing detergent and do not put it on the clothes-use the dispenser only. As for my machine... Time for the repair man to check the sensing I think

WC Gold Coast

Aug 29, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel Washing Machines

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Soapy smell in clothes

You might need to wash your washing machine.

Most consumers think they are doing what is *normally* the right thing to do, which is to follow directions on the detergent label. In this rare case--those directions should be entirely disregarded.

Additionally--in many LG washers--the liquid dispenser cup (blue cup) has a "MAX" line on the white siphon cap.
This was a very big *faux pas* on LG's part--this "MAX" line has NOTHING to do with measuring detergent and should never be used as a guide for determining correct detergent amount.
The "MAX" line indicates how much liquid must be in the blue dispenser cup before it DISPENSES from the bottom of the cup.
This is a very,very frustrating mistake that gives owners much grief.

After three months of incorrect type of detergent or incorrect amount of the correct detergent used--musty odor begins to occur.
After more than two years--a significant amount of soap scum/curd has accumulated in the washer. Odor-causing bacteria flourishes on this build-up.
It is imperative to remove this slimy residue. Tide sells a product called "TIDE WASHING MACHINE CLEANER" which is very effective if used the proper way:

Once a tub has become heavily contaminated--normal methods of performing a TUB CLEAN cycle won't "cut it".

Add the entire packet of "TIDE WASHING MACHINE CLEANER" directly into the tub (no laundry) and close the door.

Press and hold: SPIN SPEED & SOIL LEVEL buttons--then press POWER button.
Wait for door to lock.

Press the START button (6) times--this will fill the tub with hot water to the maximum setting when it stops filling.

Press the START button two more times--this will enable the tub to tumble.
After 3 hours--turn "off" the washer.
Turn the washer back "on".
Select the shortest wash cycle (usually "quick wash") and press "START". This will rinse out the tub.
This method of "TUB CLEAN" is *not* from a service manual but has been the best method for cleaning out LG washers more than a year into incorrect detergent usage.

After this--use the correct amount of "HE" detergent & perform a "TUB CLEAN" cycle every (4) months using the *tub clean* option on the control panel.
Got that? LOL

Jun 13, 2010 | LG WM2487H Front Load Washer

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The clothes are still very soapy towards the end. What is the problem?

Make sure your not overfilling it and use soap as directed. I've had this same problem so smaller loads and liquid detergent helped me.

May 12, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Soap residue

if you just have a soapy residue( bubles atop the clthing?? either your using way to much soap, or way to much of wrong need to use HE detergent specifically formulated for front loading amchins(low sudsing. or your having a cold water inlet problem set te hunit to cold/cold/ try running see if inded the machine fills

Mar 01, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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Soap in LG

Hello, to answer your question, it depends. Are you using liquid detergent or powder? How dirty are your clothes? How bulky are your clothes?
For average size clothes and normal dirt I use about a cup of powder. If the clothes are dirty and/or bulky I just hit the "water plus" button. These machines are so efficient you don't want too much soap, just add water.
If your using liquid make sure it's approved for front load washers and use it sparingly. The most I have put in is about half up on the dispensing cup in the washer. Remember to remove this if your using powder. Any more questions just ask. Good luck.

Jan 23, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Suds residue left on clothes just washed

ck drain hose end of drain hose should be at least 36 ins from floor also be sure drain hose fits loosely in drain water may be siphoning out resulting low water level to wash/rinse ..also recommend using liquid detergent dry doesn't dissolve good in cold water and even though it may be recommended for front load the lower water levels used may not be enough to dissolve it properly

Nov 27, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Where's the soap going?

Clean the dispenser water hose ,stuck by liquid dried soup./ the hose going to washer was open during washing time so all soap loaded was gone /
During water refill if nothing water pass to soap dispenser the soap will remain intact / but in washing time all soap will directly washout dispose to drain hose without to clean clothes.

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