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Hotpoint AQ9 L291 leaves soap residue on wool wash. Have reduced soap and conditioner by up to 3/4 to no effect. Had 7 engineer callouts from Comet, 2 of which recomended machine be replaced......Any ideas??? Paul Bouchard Leigh on Sea Essex

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