Help with my new Mieles
I recently bought a set of the 24" Mieles, which were delivered a few weeks ago. I have noticed a couple of quirks that I'm hoping people can advise on...
-- I am using very little detergent (Persil), but have had several loads where suds are left in the machine after the wash cycle and I've had to do additional rinses. Last night, for example, I was washing a small load of table linens and kitchen towels, and used probably only about 2 tsp. of detergent. After the wash, I ran two rinse cycles, and then a beach towel cycle, and still saw suds in the seal and on the door at the end. I just gave up at that point and put them in the dryer as it was midnight, but was frustrated. I also had this happen with a full load for which I used a scant 2 Tbsp. of Persil. I am going to experiment with using less detergent or running a wash with no detergent to see if it might be due to residue, but is there a better way to get the suds out when it does happen than just running rinse after rinse?
-- A fair amount of water is left in the seal after a wash, I'd say around 1/4 of a cup. It does not drain out, and I've had to keep a towel around to mop this out after I'm done with the laundry, as I didn't want to leave water in the machine that could get stinky and mildewy. Is this normal?
-- My dryer's red check lint/vent light keeps coming on. There's no obstruction in the vent and the lint filter is clean. Not sure if it's affecting the dryer cycle (?) as I've noticed this when I've gone down to take the clothes out at the end of a drying cycle, and the clothes are dry when I take them out. The Miele technicians who installed the W/D didn't say anything about the length of the vent being a problem, but that's the only thing I can think of? Once I open the door and shut it again, the light goes off.
-- Any tips on getting pet hair off of things? I have a problem especially with my sheets; the cat hair will ball up and little balls will cling to the sheets. This is not unique to the Mieles, but I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions on settings to use that might help.
I'd be grateful for any advice - it seems that there's a fairly steep learning curve compared to the old top loaders I've always had.