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I bought the machine after I bought 4 large bottles of regular tide. I would like to know how much of the tide can I use and not harm my machine.

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  • crayj3 Dec 04, 2008

    I know to follow the instructions but it is tomuch suds.

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Follow instructions on the detergent container, If this is a front load machine be sure you buy the HE type of detergent.

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Our Model WM2487H*M detergent box fills with water as the washer is working. We are using Tide pods in the drum.


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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

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Even though I keep the door open when not in use it smells when actually in the wash cycle. How can we fix this as it is embarrassing.........


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. The yellow line is usually a resul of iron particulate in the water the machine uses. There are a few thing you can try to clean the machine.

You will not find this one in any manual.

Put one cup of bleach and 1/4 th cup "dishwashing powder" straight into the tub and run an empty or "cleaning rags cycle" with HOT water. You can add the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon or use lemon concentrate also with that. You may initially have to do this for 2 to 3 cycles to get rid of the iron deposits. After that you should use one of the products below before returning to reugular wash cycles.

There are other producs out there that you should use per their directions once a month.

http://www.affresh.com/#/home

and http://www.tide.com/en-US/product/tide-washing-machine-cleaner.jspx

Also make sure you using HE washing machine detergents vs regular washing machine detergent. Here is just one example:

http://www.purex.com/detergents/ultra-purex-he

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My washer leaves a yellow line on my white clothes


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly. The yellow line is usually a resul of iron particulate in the water the machine uses. There are a few thing you can try to clean the machine.

You will not find this one in any manual.

Put one cup of bleach and 1/4 th cup dishwashing powder straight into the tub and run an empty or "cleaning rags cycle" with HOT water. You can add the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon or use lemon concentrate also with that. You may initially have to do this for 2 to 3 cycles to get rid of the iron deposits. After that you should use one of the products below before returning to reugular wash cycles.

There are other producs out there that you should use per their directions once a month.

http://www.affresh.com/#/home

and http://www.tide.com/en-US/product/tide-washing-machine-cleaner.jspx

Also make sure you using HE washing machine detergents vs regular washing machine detergent. Here is just one example:

http://www.purex.com/detergents/ultra-purex-he

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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There is a smell like rotten eggs in the washer.


If you have used a non HE detergent in your washer this smell will occur often. Even using HE detergents over a period of 1 year since new they can get this odor. There are products on the market like Affresh: http://www.affresh.com/#/home or Tide washing machine cleaner: http://www.tide.com/en-US/product/tide-washing-machine-cleaner.jspx?ms=true (select info)

What you can do is use a full cup of bleach and 1/4 cup powdered Dawn dish washing soap in your washer with some non greasy rags. Dump it straight into the tub (not via the dispenser) and run a HOT wash. You can also add a squeeze of lemon at the same time or lemon concentrate. If it has been a long time since a machine cleaning cycle you may have to do this 2 times. It is recommended you perform a machine cleaning cycle at least every 90 days.

Any feedback via a response here of your success or failure to get rid of the bad smell would be greatly appreciated.

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Try changing your detergent. I believe it was Tide that caused dark grease type marks on my clothing. It hasn't been a problem since I changed detergents.

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Allergic to detergent for front loaders


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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".

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LAUNDRY DETERGENT


Greetings MOMMA2,

Typically it is recommended to use only HE (High Efficiency) in your front loading units. The difference between HE soaps and normal detergents is that they are low sudsing soaps. HE Machines need low sudsing detergents and if regular detergent is used, the excess suds could lead to washer problems. Unfortunately just using a smaller amount of regular detergent does not fix the issue. Only the use of HE detergent assures the proper performance of your unit.

Due to this, it is NOT recommended using Dreft in HE machines.
One recommendation out there is to look for 2x Ultra Tide HE Free, which is made without dyes or perfumes.

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