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Using reg detergent in Cabrio He cause problems?

Will using regular washing detergent and not He mess up my washer? My Dh did laundry and intead of putting the detergent into the despinser he put on top of the clothes like "the old washer we had" before. i have also noticed my washer is much noiser than before. It is a Cabrio and it sounds like a motorcycle that is a street away. During the rinse cycle it is also loud.

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Yes you do need to use HE soap in your unit. the he type soap is a low sudsing and the reg soap will cause the unit to not rinse out and could cause it to not spin properly. the noise you are hearing is probably something n the pump and if it doesnt go away after a few loads, then you should try to check the drain line going into the drain pump. it could have something causing the noise.
otherwise you could have a spin bearing making noise. its not as likely but could happen after a year or two of using the wrong soap. the wrong soap will ruin the seals and let water into the tub bearings and that will cause them to wear and make noise.
keep running it and get back to us if you still need more help.
thanks tzweeb

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The manual says to use only high efficiency detergent. There is a procedure to flush the unit given in the manual as well.

I just reviewed a copy of the manual for another asker at managemyhome.com. They had a "Sd" error showing on their washer.

Please reply if you need further information or help.

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