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Allergic to detergent for front loaders

I have tried multiple front loader compatible detergents and am allergic to all that I have tried. I break out from the clothes that have been washed with the detergents. Is there a danger to using regular liquid detergent in a Whirlpool Duet front loader?

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I have always used regular Tide powder in mine and my kids use Tide liquid in it. You just need to use about half as much. My man is a motor head so he gets DIRTY and I have three teens so I wash a lot of very dirty clothes. My clothes get very clean and I have never purchased the "special" Detergent.

I have had my Duet for three years.

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