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HE DETERGENT USAGE

NEVER use more than 2 tablespoons of liquid HE detergent in any load in a HE washer. This is because only 1/3 or so of the water is used compared to the older washers. The older units used approximately 30 gallons of water while the modern ones input about 10 to 15, give or take. If too much detergent is used, it will form a foaming head like a beer which can cause too long of a drain time--the electronic control is trying to remove what it thinks is water but is soap foam. The unit will display the infamous SUD error. During normal operation, very little sudsing occurs.

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my washer will only dislove the powder saop on warm or hot cycle and now it won't let any water in to the tub at all why


You MUST use "HE" (High Efficiency-Low Suds) type detergent--but to use the correct amount.
Nearly all brands of "HE" detergent have incorrect instructions.

The correct amount is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash load

HE 2X (double concentrated) : (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X (triple concentrated): (1) Teaspoon

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Dec 09, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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does kenmore recommend liquid or powdered detergent for front load machine


liquid is best as powder is mostly made of a "clay base" in its detergents??? yes i did say clay!

Nov 28, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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what is the partion insert for the washing powder container for?


Hi,

Welcome to FixYa.

That is the Liquid detergent partition...P/N 8061633. ( part number )

**This from ASKO...

Because ASKO washers use less water than conventional top-loading washers, you need less detergent and fabric softener. We recommend that you use a low-sudsing powder detergent only, preferably a high-efficiency (HE) detergent designed specifically for front-loading washers.

**(Liquid detergents tend to suds more, which make them more difficult to rinse out.)**

Detergent - The amount of detergent needed varies, depending on the detergent you use. For high-efficiency detergent specifically for front-loading washers, you should use the amounts recommended by the manufacturer.


Also, the amount of detergent needed can vary due to differences in water hardness. (Refer to the Use and Care Guide for more details.) If you choose to use a liquid detergent, start out with a very small amount, such as one or two tablespoons.


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Oct 22, 2010 | Asko W6021 Front Load Washer

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i bought this washer second hand, but the is no manuel with it.i would like to know what kind of detergent it uses dry ,liquid , or special type. thank u


Hello. If this is a newer washer of the HE type, be sure to use HE detergent only. IF it is not HE, do not use HE detergent. Instead use dry or liquid and remember this less is more! DO not use more detergent than it takes to get the job done. Start with one tablespoon of liquid or 2 tablespoons of dry and see how it does. As long as there are a few suds during the wash cycle you know you have enough soap. IF you have hard water you may need to increase the amount a wee bit if you are not seeing any suds during the wash cycle. Joe

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Oct 18, 2010 | Kenmore Front Load Washer

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DETERGENT


You MUST use "HE" (High Efficiency-Low Suds) type detergent--but to use the correct amount. Nearly all brands of "HE" detergent have incorrect instructions. The correct amount is as follows:
HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash load
HE 2X (double concentrated) : (1) Tablespoon
HE 3X (triple concentrated): (1) Teaspoon
This reduces/prevents:
1) Musty Odor
2) "LE" Error/Interrupted Cycle
3) L-O-N-G Cycle Times (longer than time displayed)
4) Insufficient Cleaning Results
5) Small Water Leaks from the air vent behind the washer or at the
front door gasket
6) Damaged Sensors
7) Reduced Spin Speeds (laundry not spin-dried effectively)
These washers MUST have the right amount of the right stuff or they simply will give you lots of grief. The program can sense suds. It cannot pronounce your wash clean if it thinks their are suds. So it try's to fix the problem and ends up overworking itself.

May 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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