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Soap left in clothes

My washer is a year old, bought at Sears, Kenmore front loader. My washer will go through the normal cycle without any gliches, but if you put it through a second rinse, the wash tub is full of soap. This leaves me to believe I have all kinds of soap left on my clothes after a full cycle. So I have been rinsing my clothes twice, sometimes 3 times.
Repairman, came over yesterday and he really didn't have a clue what could be the problem.

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  • rock-n-surf Jul 19, 2008

    After moving into our house with a 4 year old Kenmore HE Elite washer, I noticed that my clothes, especially the towels, became scratchy. I have tried washing another cycle without soap, but that increases the wash time to an hour and a half....plus the clothes are still scratchy. I use the correct amount of HE soap. I watch it wash and it looks like my washer doesn't seem to put enough water into the tub to wash thoroughly or completely rinse the soap out. There is no water line. The clothes just get wet and slosh around a little. Is this normal? Is there some kind of setting to increase the water? Do all front load washers do this?

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Hope you are using he detergents (high effeciency low suds) also if you have soft water oversudsing can occur even with he ..try reducing amount ..also have been told tide he detergent tends to suds more so may try switching detergent brands try runing washer with no soap no clothes begore next load to flush out any detergent that may remain ..be sure to run washer with bleach no clothes on short cycle peroidically to avoid mold/mildew odors that front loads tend to acquire after a few months use and leave door open if possible between uses..let me know about detergent thanks

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