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Tip/recommendation on a washer detergent

.Use the Tide HE Original 50 oz. Laundry Detergentto ensure your clothes are thoroughly cleaned. This detergent creates few suds and disperses quickly for great cleaning performance.

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You need to use a detergent labeled "HE or he" .
The Why? "Regular or the older laundry detergent produces to much foam or suds for the front load machines and make it difficult for them to rinse the clothes of the residue."HE"detergents are lower sudsing and rinse cleaner.
One more thing, Even with the "HE" detergent DO NOT use to much. It is quite amazing how little you need so do not over do it or the machine will give you a high suds warning and you will need to re-rinse the load.

Proported to be the best HE detergents are Tide, Gain and Costco/Kirkland.
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Mar 25, 2011 | LG TROMM WM2688H 4.0 cu.ft. Front Loading...

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My GE Profile washing machine leaves soap suds in the bottom and on the clothes. I use Cheer liquid detergent. My husband says it is because of placing too heavy of items, such as towels, in the machine. Is this true? Thank you!

Use ONLY the recommended amount of detergent per the label on the detergent.
Pour detergent in the tub first then start the water,then add the laundry.
Do not overload the machine.
Use a bathroom scale to weigh 12-15 pounds of laundry and no more.
Big tubs invite more laundry.
Don't be fooled by a big tub.

Feb 20, 2011 | GE Washing Machines

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Clothes smell musty like wet towels after washed and dried.

check your detergent you are using, it should be a HE detegrent for High Efficency machines, too much regular detergent will suds up and nver be removed from clothing causing such a smell.a quick test to see if your using too much detergent, grab a sock form oyour drawer(clean one) place it in a glass of water and swish it up and dowen a few times, if soapy bubble wateris present then youre over soaping!

Jan 21, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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usage of HE detergents

The best he soap I have seen yet is all, he is high effieciency low suds soap. The rule of thumb for liquid he soap is 2 Tbl for every 1 Tbl of softener. Powder can be used but is not good on pumps and build up in tubs. If you have a water softener you can use 25% less soap. Still with powder you need about a 1/4 cup per load to equal a 2 Tbl liquid variety. Suds damage pump impellers, seals and hoses from expansion and that is it on the reason "why to use he".

Sep 04, 2008 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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Suds in Sears Kenmore Elite Front Load Washer HE4t

I have a 2005 model HE-4-T washer. The SUDS error kept showing up. The problem was easy to fix. Step 1: Remove the sectional panel below the door by removing the 3 screws (7mm socket) on the lower edge, tilt the top towards you and lift out. Step 2: In the center of the section that you just exposed, locate the 3-inch, round, beige colored debris trap just prior to the water pump. Step 3: Unscrew the cover by turning counter clockwise while gently pulling towards yourself. Step 4: Remove all debris - I suggest an old toothbrush to get the small stuff. Step 5: Reverse previous steps to reinstall.

I found $1.09 in change, 4 hair barrettes, a small nail and a handfull of assorted lent. We will all check our pockets more thoroughly from know on.

Jan 18, 2008 | Washing Machines

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