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Smelly cloths and on the fast wash did not rinse well

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Use good quality soap power , if possible soak with power prior to wash on such dirty clothes.
Also use the regular wash for a good wash as there will be more rinsing and a long wash cycle.
Hope this tip helps.

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Change powder or clean your filter and if it continues then call an expert rate : )

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Check the drain pump motor. if partially blocked it will restrict the outlet. Open the thumbwheel and remove the lint. Chech the 2 pipes for any blockages

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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