Eeew! detergent residue --- from years of old top-load washer
With the coming cooler weather, transition and winter clothes are slowly being brought down to our closet. Because I had so many problems with suds in my Miele W4842 FL's rinse cycles for so long, the theory of old detergent residue was given. This theory has to be correct.
As 'clean' garments are being brought down and run through a rinse/drain cycle, NO DETERGENT, the amount of sudsing is shocking. It's going to take many cycles to get this stuff out, yet the garments never felt stiff & scratchy when washed & dried with the old TL & dryer. It's appalling and amazing at the same time.
And in case anyone is wondering, Clean Machine and Sanitize cycles are run prior to, and even between, these "flushing out" events to ensure the foam is not from detergent reside in the tub prior to rinsing.