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Im just using a cheap soap.. what kind of soap should i be using.. is there a special soap for this type of washer.. When i did go to the link to find the manuel it states that it cannot be found. .thank you

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If it is top loading one, you use powders for 'top loading machines'. If yours is a front loader pl use powders for 'front loading machines'. It makes a big difference in cleaning.

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SL is a suds lock code it can be caused by the drain pump not draining the water, too much detergent, non HE detergent, or extra heavy loads, try running it empty, if code persits it is a computer/main controller/timer failure

The control should flash this error code if it cannot detect the lid switch opening and closing properly.
This error code may also be used if there is a disagreement between the motor and machine controllers on the state of the lid switch.

The control should not allow the unit to run in this condition. This code will also appear if the user presses the START key while the lid is open.

Open the lid or press STOP/CANCEL to clear the display

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