Can't get a good rinse on my Miele 4842
OK, it's been a couple weeks, and I went on a serious detergent diet with the new Miele washer, having taken all the suggestions to heart and having read dozens of historic threads on the subject.
We do have softened water feeding the washer. (We don't know how soft - hubby is supposed to find out for me) I am down to 1 tablespoon (10ml) of Miele color powder detergent for a full load of clothes. A typical load: Kids jeans, tshirts, fleece PJs etc.
I still had soap residue in the clothes - they felt funny, kind of stiff. After a full wash (Custom: Hot with Max Spin) with the 'sensitive' setting (which I believe adds a rinse?), I would run the Quick Rinse on the same load and still see bubbles in that rinse water. Not huge suds, but that water is not running clear off the clothes. I could run the Quick Rinse TWICE and still see soap coming off the "clean" clothes in that second cycle.
I entered service program mode and increased my water to Water+/Extra Rinse.
I just ran a full load on that new setting. Then I ran a Quick Rinse and there are still soap bubbles in that separate rinse.
Water conservation is not the highest priority for us at the moment, but I shouldn't have to triple rinse everything to get the soap out either, right? I also really don't have time to babysit the washer to see if it's doing its job.
And if I were to use less than a tablespoon of detergent, I'd worry the clothes won't be clean either.
What am I doing wrong here?