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"SUDS" mark on my washer

"SUDS" mark on my washer then it shows F02- I called spoke w/customer services the lady suggested to buy affresh tablets to help w/ build up or residue. I have used regular laudry soap 96 loads to be exact. I'm thinking its electric now. No kinks,holes,nor blockage

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You NEED to use HE (high efficency )detergent. with this machine. you say you used regular soap.affresh is not a detegrent but a cleaning product for the washer not for your clothes but for the washer it self. theese pumps are real senstive to excessive suds generated by "regular" detergent. HE is low sudsing designed especially for the front loading machines

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