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LG TROMM WM2487 Bleach not getting fully removed after cycle

We just started noticing that in some of our washing loads, after we run a bleach load, that our towels are getting bleach marks. It makes it appear that the bleach is not getting fully removed before subsequent washings. We are getting to the point where we have to run an empty load after a bleach load in order to clear out all the bleach. Are we using too much bleach or is there an underlying issue here where we need some servicing?

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Re: LG TROMM WM2487 Bleach not getting fully removed...

Keeping in mind that the bleach gets dispensed into your wash on the second to last rinse cycle and that most all rinse cycles are in cold water.  Is your cold water valve screen plugged causing your washer to rinse poorley?  Are you using the HE detergent?  If not maybe the washer is sudsing up to much and haveing a hard time rinsing all the suds and bleach out.

Fill the washer up with no clothes in it on a cold/cold wash setting does it take a long time to fill the washer up?  Also when it is full and agitating is there suds in the washer?

Last suggestion is if the drain is hose is alot higher than the top of the washer it might have a hard time draining out all of the bleach water before the next load

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