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Washing Machine Detergent

There are many questions about the type and the amount of washing machine detergent that is needed. Whether you are using a top loading washing machine or a front loading washing machine it does make a difference as to what and how much detergent to use.

Generally speaking a front loader washing machine will need to have less detergent then a top loader washing machine. Combine this with the water savings of the front load washing machine and you will get a substantial savings. However the front loading washer may be much more sensitive to many detergents. The recommendation of many manufacturers is to use HE detergent. This is designed to give less suds then many other detergents.

This is true but the use if the special detergent is not necessary. With the front loading washer you can decrease the amount of detergent used and still get great results. With warmer water you also can get better cleaning from less detergent. If you want you can also mix your fabric softener with the detergent and the fabric softener will keep the suds down for you.

If you have a top loading washer then you may want to experiment with using less detergent then you have thought would work in the past. By using warm of hot water you also can reduce the amount of detergent used and get great results.

Today’s high efficiency washers are very effective clothes washing machines. You can wash clothes with far less detergent in these efficient cleaning machines. Remember that the new machines are very sensitive to excessive suds and will even stop to allow the suds to go down before continuing on. More is not always better and with the washing machine of today, more may make it take a very long time to wash that load of clothing.

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what is amount of water top loader use?


Just enough water to cover the clothes. As the clothes get wet, they will settle. The least amount of water needed to do the job will also save the amount of expensive laundry detergent. So regardless of the wash size setting, watch it and go to the next part of the cycle manually to avoid more water, and hence, more detergent needed. Only put enough detergent to make the water slippery, and no more. You can tell this by simply feeling the water and rubbing your thumb and fingers together.

Jul 13, 2014 | Admiral AW22 Top Load Washer

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every other wash sd code come on


The SD error code is caused by using the wrong detergent or excessive amounts of detergent.

To correct the issue: Make sure to use HE detergent. Note: Using Non - HE Detergent will cause oversudsing and can damage the washer. Do not use too much detergent.

Note: If using HE 2x - 5x concentrate detergent, reduce the amount being used. The washer will try to run a mini-clean out cycle using cold water and a 5 minute pause to clear the suds. If this cycle does not clear the display and complete the cycle the clothing may need to be rinsed by hand and then rewashed without detergent.

Feb 18, 2013 | Maytag Bravos MTW6600T Top Load Washer

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what detergent do u use for this type of washer


you have to use HE High Efficiency detergent which is a low sudsing detergent, ERA , Tide makes one, do not use regular detergent which will cause too much sudsing and will void your warrenty, you will be suprised on how little detergent is used with a front loading washing machine compared with a top loading machine

Nov 08, 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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what is the acuwash sensor


Washer temperature sensors and water level settings
The temperature of your washer's water varies with your laundry care needs. Standard washer models typically feature three temperature settings: Hot/Cold, Warm/Cold, and Cold/Cold—and higher-end models often offer as many as six or seven temperature settings. Temperature plays a key role in the effectiveness of your detergent—pairing the right detergent with the right setting for your fabrics and soil is important, as this will help reduce damage, prevent detergent residue, and provide the best wash across fabric types. For the best fabric care, look for washing machines with automatic temperature control (ATC). A sensor will control water temperature and ensure cold washes are above 60 degrees (F) to dissolve detergents, and warm washes do not exceed 93 degrees (F) to help prevent shrinking and bleeding.

The amount of water you use for each load also affects washer performance. Doing laundry is a bit like a science project. You need to make sure you are using the right volume of water, with the proper amount of detergent based on the dirt level of the laundry being cleaned. Too much of one component can result in a less-than-perfect outcome. Standard washing machines allow you to select water levels for different size loads, but some models offer more water-level options. Washers with automatic water levels use sensors to determine load size and adjust water level for best cleaning and rinsing performance. You will generally find these options in higher-priced top-loading washers. A benefit of front-loading washing machines is that most come with this automatic water-leveling feature.

Whirlpool® AccuWash™ temperature control sensor provides a temperature-controlled wash.

this is an article from the whirpool website, u can get a manual printed or downloaded by going to whirlpool.com and going to owners center and typing in ur model number.......

May 21, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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