Question about Washing Machines
First do this: Start a normal cycle with no clothes in the washer. After the washer agitates (tumbles) a few minutes, pause the washer and look immediately if there are any suds in the machine. There should be no suds what so ever. If you see any, that means there is a build up of soap residue in your washer. That would be caused by an excessive amount of soap usage. You did not say how much soap you have been using. For a large load, use 1 to 2 tablespoons of soap at most (even less if it is 2X or 3X concentrate) and not more than 1 teaspoon of fabric softener if you use it. This is due to the fact that your machine is only using about 12 gallons of water, vs about 45 for your old top load machine. Your towels have soap residue left in them. Wash with no soap for at least one time. If you are doing only bath towels, and towels are used only to dry off your clean body after your shower, they are not dirty, just damp. They do not really need soap to clean them. (and remember to never use fabric softener with towels)
You did not state your model number, but I believe you have a tub clean cycle on it. Run that cycle with no clothes and a front load washer cleaner in it, such as 3 tables of Affresh, or a full bottle of Washer Magic, or Tide front load washer cleaner, or Whirlaway hot tub cleaner, or Smelly Washer Cleaner (smellywasher.com).
I have also heard some people have had better luck with powdered soap, but I think that the amount of soap being used is really your problem
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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