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Hard scratchy towels. Have used all wash cycles, and use fabric softener

Bosch WAE 20261 au. Front loading Washing Machine. Towels hard and scratchy. I have tried all the different cycles, use minimal detergent and add fabric softener.

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    landsend May 11, 2010

    could you just have hard water?  Maybe it's the towels.

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    rinse aid is left in compartment at the end of washing cycle

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Have you tried just white vinegar as your rinse aid. Do a full cycle of your washing machine using white vinegar instead of detergent, to clean any residue from pipes, and then in the next wash try white vinegar as your rinse aid.

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