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MAH2400AWW washer has a code flashing SUDS and I cannot open the door. I have rewashed the same load 5 times to get rid of soap to no avail

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In most cases it the type of detergent. The new machines require a detergent marked as "he" or "He" for high efficiency. They are formulated for low suds because the new machines use less water to clean the clothes. You also may be required to use less detergent for that brand of washer.
Another question: Do you have a water softener system installed or is the water in your area naturally soft? The ph of the water effects the sudsing.

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