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Whirlpool Calypso Washing Machine

I have had my top loader for several years, and lately after the cycles have run there is soap residue around the top of the machine. This doesn't always happen and I'm not for sure when it does why it happened. Anyone that can help me figure this out I would be grateful.

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Have you changed detergent? Have you installed a water softener or has your water source changed? Either of these could cause increased sudsing. Suds could be splashing. I have has suds on the lid when I used regular detergent, not HE.

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