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HE Front loaders only - Prevent clogging and stop towels from stinking. Green Eco-friendly.

First and foremost, stop using all liquid detergents. Switch to a powdered HE detergent. The liquid HE detergents build up in the washers drain and sit there and will catch everything. The buildup is due to a lack of rinsing power to effectively move the mass and will become really funky as a result. This buildup will burp and backwash into your washer causing your towels to stink horribly at first and then other clothing. If you're experiencing this and you can smell the funk in your washer when you open it, you can fix this efficiently and on the cheap. Buy citric acid, which comes from fruits and is completely safe for the environment. You can purchase small amounts at your grocery store or check Amazon for bulk, also see the link below. Just use 2 tablespoons and set your machine to the hottest setting and longest cycle. Do this once a week until you don't smell anything in the washer and your laundry. Be sure you switch to the powdered HE detergent as the powered detergents break down more effectively and do not clog your washers drain. http://www.chemistrystore.com/Chemicals_A-F-Citric_Acid.html

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Build up of dirt in tub making clothes dirty... How do I clean inside of machine?


If you use powder detergent ( clay carrier) the build up is from undissolved powder ( clay)
It forms cakes between the spin tub and the outer bowl
The fix is to pull the washer apart and physically remove the caked up mud from all parts of the machine
The prevention of future mud is to use liquid detergents rather than powders
It works like this powder detergents have a small percentage of actual detergent in use and that is dried onto a clay base as a transporter agent
In the wash , the detergent is released but the clay will not dissolve
Most is pumped out with each spin but a certain amount remains , dries and starts the dirt process through the clothes
With liquid detergents there is the same amount of actual detergent but the carrier is water and that is diluted in the spin and completely flushed away

Dec 30, 2015 | Washing Machines

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gltf1670as1can you use powder detergent in ?


Good Morning Friend,

I understand that you want to know if you can use powder detergent in your Frigidaire washer, model# GLTF1670AS1. Below are the advised steps for the detergent dispenser of your washer.

• Add measured detergent to the detergent compartment of the dispenser drawer.
• Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at the beginning of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid detergent can be used. Note: Liquid detergent will drain into the washer drum as it is added.
• Low sudsing detergent is recommended for this washer. Use the manufacturer's recommended amount.
• If low sudsing detergent is not available, a reduced amount of regular detergent may be used. Because
reducing the amount of detergent may reduce cleaning, it is important to pretreat stains, sort carefully by color and soil level, and avoid overloading.
• Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for water temperature, water hardness, size and soil level of the load.
• For best results, avoid oversudsing.


Hope this is helpful.

-Best Regards-
WP

Jun 05, 2014 | Frigidaire Washing Machines

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I do most of my shopping online and liquid bleach sometimes doesn't ship without breaking. Is it OK to use dry or powder bleach? I have the whirlpool cabrio top load large capacity model.


It should be okay to use dry bleach, if you follow the instructions on the bleach. Some bleaches require dissolving in water first, others can be used dry.

May 13, 2011 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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How to add liquid detergent and powder booster at the same time?


any booster would go in the detergent dispenser,should not be a problem if you are doing warm washes.if you do alot of cold washes,check for build up and clean from time to time.

Sep 28, 2008 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000E Front Load...

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Powder or Liquid


. HE detergent is a must for these machines first and foremost. as a genral rule liquid detergent breaks down better in cold water, so performs better in washers(cold water rinses). powder breaks down better in hot water which is why its reccomneded for d/w's.that being said i dont really mind which is used where so long as your not experiencing cleanig problems, at that point its when i reccomend using the appropriateone. whirlpool has now reccomneded a product called AFFRESH, tablets that can be used to clean out you frontloading machine incase of residual build op and/or odors.

Feb 28, 2008 | Whirlpool WFW8300SW

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