Front loading washing machine- why am I get soap suds after wash?

by Connie
I get soap suds when it's finished & only use a tbsp of soap?

  8 answers
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 20, 2017

    Are you using detergent that is specifically for HE machines? They need a low sudsing detergent or that can happen, and the residue can ruin your baffle (seal on the door).

    • Connie Connie on Dec 20, 2017

      Yes, that is the only kind I use, and I've even switched to the Tide Cold Water Detergent HE, to see if that would help, but it doesn't

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 20, 2017

    This is a problem with these front loaders as well as moisture that stays in the rubber seal and causes mold to grow. Change detergent to a low sudsing one designed for HE (high efficiency) washers. There are several on the market - but Wisk HE Deep Clean is one of them.

  • I use the extra rinse cycle on my machine and it helped.

  • Pat Pat on Dec 20, 2017

    I have a front loader and had the installer tell me to use about 1/2 the HE detergent the bottle calls for. I have been doing that and never have any suds left over and clothes are clean. Have you checked the drain/water lines coming into your washer? I would not think that would be the problem unless it isn't getting enough water to rinse your clothes. Using the extra rinse cycle was a good idea.

  • Den48023612 Den48023612 on Sep 10, 2019

    My washer had suds left in the seal especially in the towels. I just washed a of towels and added an extra rinse and when it was done it still had suds. I don't think I should have to run extra rinses. I only use Tide HE just below the lowest level and it's a large load of towels and now it's on its second rinse. Is something wrong with it?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 23, 2021

    Maybe you should cut down on the amount of soap powder you put in the machine, or maybe it is not rinsing properly.

    • Shelly Moore Shelly Moore on Oct 26, 2021

      I have a top load HE washer and have had better luck with a cleaner runse, if I use Liquid laundry soap. Powder leaves spots and doesn't rinse out as well. I also learned to put soap in Before I add clothes. I also try to only wash smaller loads than I used to, so things rinse out better.

  • Pat Pat on Oct 25, 2021

    You could wash a few towels without any detergent and see if you still have suds. If you do, than I think you are using too much detergent....I use only about a 1/2 tablespoon of HE All detergent. When I put my front load washer on the clean cycle, about every two months, I will have suds but for a normal wash, none.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 17, 2023

    My suggestion is to add white vinegar to the tub where it says fabric softener, I do just that and have never had remaining suds.

    Best to you.