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My Maytag front loading washer does not fully rinse cloths MAH8700A. I purchased this washer about 6 months ago. I usually wash small loads but have noticed it doesnt matter what size load. When first purchased I started using regular laundary detergent (granular) about 1/2 cup measure per load. I am now using about a teaspoon full. I have also tried Tide HE liquid detergent about 1/2 cup mneasure per load. Then adjusted down to 1/2 teaspoon full same as granular. Living in the rural area my water pressure is not like pressure of living in town. I do want to say that at the end of the washer cycle there is no trace of soap (spin cycle works great to hide the soap) but if you watch the washer when at 10 minutes left (rinse cycle) you can see soap. I have also rewashed items several times without adding any soap (by several I mean up to 10 times). I have also washed loads in the cold/cold setting to remove soap several times (usually take up to 6 times).

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  • tootallref Jan 06, 2008

    Got the same problem. I have an extended warranty, so will have it serviced. I think it all happened when my son washed his paint ball outfit, and the knee pads were flaking loose... maybe plugged the pump inlet.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Model# WM1832CW will fill with water on a hand wash load count down the minutes but will not spin the drum. At the rinse cycle LE code comes up. I put a cup of bleach in the wash tray (this usually works) but did not work this time. Help!!!!



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A friend had this problem and was ready to buy a new machine. Sometimes it worked and sometimes not. I took a last look before new machine and found a coin that would intermittently block the pump/discharge port on the machine.

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Is the drain path free-flowing? That is, does the water eject freely during spin/rinse? Maybe there's a restriction in the line, or it's too high above the washer.

Posted on Feb 25, 2007


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