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1 pointWell hopefully this will be my final update on the subject as everything seems to be running fine now. I did a normal wash today (like I used to) with all clothes types bunged into the same 30 degree cotton wash and using the Ariel powder and Lenor softener. Everything was fine, no foaming at all and clothes came out perfectly fine. It looks like you were right Andy in saying that it was switching my detergent that helped solve my problem. I'm sure running my machine empty a few times helped to clean out and remaining old detergent but switching to Ariel/Lenor has sorted everything. Thanks very much for all your help, now I can look forward to trouble-free washing in the future...touch wood!
1 pointThank you - for understanding my dilemma and signposting me to your most informative article on spin speeds, with a host of useful comments following on. I noticed a B rating for the machines I moved on to look at, then found another helpful article of yours that put these ratings into perspective also. So, narrowed down choice to lower price Meile or John Lewis, and now decided - I think : ) JLWM1411 is £100 less than the 1600rpm I was going for, a review of it mentions how dry the washing comes out, and unlike the Meile I couldn't really just about afford, the JL has 8kg drum, leaving plenty of extra time to do other household drudgery, and a timer delay to take advantage of my solar panels. Your support very much appreciated. Thank you.