Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
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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Dec 09, 2010 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
Nov 28, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
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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