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Usage of HE detergents

I have had my LG front loader washer (and dryer) for about 3 months now. Previously, when i had my top loader washer, i could get my white clothes ridiculously sparkling white. i used Tide with Bleach then and now i use Tide HE with these new LG's. when i first got the LG W and D, they installed the doors incorrectly on the dryer and a service man had to come out and switch them (they are stacked). he then told me that i could not use anything other than HE detergent and tht i would only need a tablespoon of it. (i use powdered Tide HE) - well, i have been using a tablespoon and the default wash type and cycle, but the white clothes, like socks do not get sparkling white. i am really disgusted and frustrated. i now put about 3 tablespoons in - its a little better but not a lot.

it is making me wish i had a top loader - i could get regular detergent and get the clothes super clean also. what should i do. i also use bleach with the whites too. PLEASE tell me what you recommend to get the whites clean because it is driving me crazy!!!

Woolite for dark clothing - can i use this in the front loader or not - it is not HE. i have not seen Woolite for dark clothing in HE, so is it dangerous to use it for my dark clothes without it being HE compliant? although for regular fine washables i use Woolite HE. clothes do not come out clean

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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".

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Switch detergents..tide he tends to suds more easily that others by cutting back so much on detergents you also cut back on cleaning..switching to a different detergent that doesn't suds as much will allow you to use more..remember too much suds and the washer may shut down start with amount called for on detergent bottle and cut back only if oversudsing and even then a little as possible..may even try this with current detergent first just be careful of oversuds ..1 tablespoon?????? not enough even for 1 thong

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