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Not enough water per load and suds

The cloths get wet barely but there is no water in the drum
should there be water visible on the door? I also use small amounts of HE soap but it seems to accumulate inside and when I use the clean washer feature it suds like crazy and comes out the back top!

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If you use washer without cloth you will some water and it is normal..use different detergent and use less you will be ok..hope that help you.

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