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Won't bleach clothes

This pos uses so much bleach and cleaning product but my white come out dingy and unclean. It is 1.5 years old and just had a new motor and controller board installed. I fill the bleach compartment and wash on whites with hot water and still the clothes come out dirty. My clothes got clean for the first time when my washer was waiting to be repaired because I took them to the laundromat.

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Re: won't bleach clothes

Check to make sure your soap is not sudsing up if you see alot of foaming in the machine when in use switch brands. also i reccommed running the machine a few times until all suds are gone. Most users of frontloaders put way to much soap and bleach in these machines they use alot less water so you can use alot less cleaning products. Also these machines will sometimes give you a faut code if this comes across the led write it down and let me know what code came out.

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