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Type of detergent in front-loading washers

Is it possible to use powdered detergent in front-loading washers? If so, any special instructions? (Kenmore super capacity 3.5)

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Yes make sure the box of detergent says HE on it. and read the directions on the soap box for load size and amount.

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Where to put the powder detergent in the washer? how come did not dissolved?


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DETERGENT


You MUST use "HE" (High Efficiency-Low Suds) type detergent--but to use the correct amount. Nearly all brands of "HE" detergent have incorrect instructions. The correct amount is as follows:
HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash load
HE 2X (double concentrated) : (1) Tablespoon
HE 3X (triple concentrated): (1) Teaspoon
This reduces/prevents:
1) Musty Odor
2) "LE" Error/Interrupted Cycle
3) L-O-N-G Cycle Times (longer than time displayed)
4) Insufficient Cleaning Results
5) Small Water Leaks from the air vent behind the washer or at the
front door gasket
6) Damaged Sensors
7) Reduced Spin Speeds (laundry not spin-dried effectively)
These washers MUST have the right amount of the right stuff or they simply will give you lots of grief. The program can sense suds. It cannot pronounce your wash clean if it thinks their are suds. So it try's to fix the problem and ends up overworking itself.

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Do I put powder detergent in the same place I put Liquid detergent?


Detergent compartment
Add liquid or powdered detergent to this compartment for your
wash cycle. The detergent separator must always be in place,
either in the front or back position.
 Do not fill beyond the “MAX” level.
 Liquid or powdered color-safe bleach may be added to the
Main Wash compartment along with the same type of
detergent, liquid or powdered.
 Liquid detergent: Put the SEPARATOR in the front position,
between the guides, as shown as shown by Position 1 below.
There will be no gap between the bottom of the wash cycle detergent
compartment and the bottom of the separator.

Powdered detergent:
Put the SEPARATOR in the back
position, behind the guides as shown by Position 1 below. There will be
a gap between the bottom of the wash cycle detergent
compartment and the bottom of the separator.

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NOTE: The separator will be in the POWDER (back) position
when shipped from the factory.

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