Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer
Why must I use HE detergent? Is it a recomendation or a requirement?
If you are not using HE detergent, you need to be. These washers are designed to use HE detergent which is formulated for wash tubs that use 5 to 7 gallons of water. If you use regular detergent, you are, in affect, placing a higher concentration of detergent in the washer that is normally formulated for wash tubs that have a 35 gallon capacity. The manufacturer should have a disclaimer in the owner's manual explaining this. In most cases this will also void your warranty. NOTE: Prolonged use of the wrong detergent can damage the drain pump components and or wash tub seals.
If you are using the correct detergent, double check the label to make sure it is not double (2X) or triple (3X) concentrated. You could still be placing too much soap in your wash.
To get rid of excessive detergent, place the washer on a RINSE & SPIN cycle, then run it through a normal wash cycle with NO detergent added. You may have to repeat these steps depending on the amount of detergent used.
Technicians should not advise consumers to anything that may potentially violate a manufacturer's warranty. If cost is an issue, there are cheaper brands of HE detergents on the market.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
If you have a water softner you need very little soap as the water is soft so say a half cup would be normal in a regular load a half cup in the same machine with softened water would have foam bubling out of it.. Tehy do have thier reasons, less trouble calls that way.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Just a retarded recommendation they say 1 tsp of he detergent in them will do the trick .. so will anything else i have many customers do it
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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