Thanks for the quick replies. I have to admit that I have done maybe three loads of wash since we got the machine a few years ago. My wife does all the laundry but when she told me about the problem I went and put a load in and sat there while the load ran its cycle. No problems. Then I saw your post about "soap" and had a good chuckle because my wife's motto is "the more the merrier". I have walked by the washer when she is doing laundry and you can't even see the clothes through the suds. When I put the recommended amount in today I didnt even see any suds and the load worked perfectly.
I will get her to cut down on the amount of detergent and see if that works. We are using the HE type detergent so I assume it is just the amount being used that is the problem.
Thanks for your replies,
P.S. send me a message in a week and if I haven't had any issues I will buy you a six pack.