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After cycles complete, some soap still left in machine.

It's been a gradual problem, but our washing machine will fill with water, rinse, empty the water; but after pulling clothes out, we'll notice soapy residue (or some small patches of bubbles... never more than 1 or 2 patches) still on the side of the tub. We do not over fill the machine; in fact, I've tested it with only a t-shirt on a low load setting and it still happened. Any ideas? (We purchased our home a few months ago and before that it sat vacant for a year. I am guessing the washer/dryer are from about 2001, since that's when the house was built.)

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  • breakitnow Aug 27, 2007

    We'll change soaps... a handful of the pros on Yahoo answers suggested that we pour in white vinegar on an empty cycle and that should clean it out.

    We have harder than average water for our area, so that very well may be it.

    thanks!

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Try wash it empty add no soap.. at the end of the wash cycle before it goes into spin open the lid and see if you have soap bubbles.. if you do have have a build up of soap and are using to much or the wrong soap for you area... let me know what you find out...

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