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What is amount of water top loader use?


Just enough water to cover the clothes. As the clothes get wet, they will settle. The least amount of water needed to do the job will also save the amount of expensive laundry detergent. So regardless of the wash size setting, watch it and go to the next part of the cycle manually to avoid more water, and hence, more detergent needed. Only put enough detergent to make the water slippery, and no more. You can tell this by simply feeling the water and rubbing your thumb and fingers together.

Jul 13, 2014 | Admiral AW22 Top Load Washer

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I recently purchased a insinger 18-5 dishwasher, what type of detergents should I use ??


Follow the steps below to ensure proper dishwasher detergent selection and usage.

Use only powder, liquid or tablet detergent designed specifically for automatic dishwashers. Any other types may cause a sudsing and as a result, poor wash performance and possibly suds and water on your kitchen floor. GE recommends either Electrasol®, Cascade® or Cascade Complete® detergents.


Use the right amount of detergent for the job. Soft hot water requires less detergent - perhaps a quarter of a cup in the main cup. Very hard water requires a full main cup and a full open cup to get good wash performance. Conditions between these require judgment. Use enough to get the job done, but don't use more than you need.


Too much detergent in very soft water will cause etching of glassware. This is a permanent clouding of the glass. If you experience this condition, use less detergent.


Keep your detergent fresh and dry. Store the detergent in container away from moisture to prevent lumps. Do not put detergent in the cup until you are ready to run a cycle. If powder detergent gets old or lumpy, throw it out; it will not clean effectively. Liquid detergents do not age.


As a rule of thumb:
Harder water requires more detergent

Cooler water requires more detergent

Softer water requires less detergent

Hotter water requires less detergent

Jun 15, 2011 | Singer Commander 18-5 Dishwasher

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A white stain or powdery residue remains after washing dark colors


This often occurs as a result of overloading the washer. If a washer is overloaded the water cant get in between all of the clothes to thoroughly rinse them out. That will cause streaks of white (which is most likely the unrinsed detergent).
Also, make sure you are using the correct water level setting for the load size.
If a washer is overloaded continuously it will cause premature parts failure.
Other cuases can be related to water hardness and the type of detergent you are using.
Try using a detergent with smaller granules or even a liquid detergent.
Make sure you are not using to much detergent for the load.
One other thing, turn the water off to the washer, remove the hoses from the back of the washer and check the screens that they are not corroded, if they are replace them. You can get these at Ace hardware, lowes and maybe even wal-mart. Corroded screen will impede water flow hense not allowing a good water flow during rinse cycle.

Mar 13, 2011 | Maytag Washing Machines

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U1 code 920 model filter is clean no hoses bent or kinked ? can it be fixed ? hans


The U1 code means:-
Dishwasher attempted to fill to correct level but failed. = Water tap not turned on. Turn the water tap on.
Too much foam. Rinse aid setting too high or has been spilled. = Turn the rinse aid dial to a
lower setting or wipe the spill. Incorrect detergent. Ensure that you use a detergent that is intended for a domestic automatic dishwasher. Egg yolk. Place an extra tablespoon of detergent in the dishwasher door for pre-rinsing.
Too much detergent. Use the recommended quantity of detergent
Wash pump faulty. Call your Fisher & Paykel Dealer or Authorised Service Centre.
Dishwasher not draining. = Drain hose bent or kinked. Straighten drain hose so water can flow through. Strainer blocked. Empty out the strainer and ensure the filter plate is clear of food
particles..

Feb 19, 2011 | Fisher and Paykel Dishwashers

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Why does a lot of detergent remain in the soap dispenser after a washing cycle is complete


Was the dispenser cup wet when you added detergent?
Make sure the dispenser cup is dry before adding powdered detergent. If dispenser cup is wet, the detergent can clump.
Is the cycle incomplete?
If the previous cycle did not complete, the detergent can become caked in the dispenser cup if it is left sitting in the dishwasher.
Is the detergent old?
Older detergent exposed to air will clump and not dissolve well, which will cause the dispenser door to stick to the detergent. Replace detergent if necessary and store the detergent in a tightly closed container in a cool dry place.
Is the water temperature too low?
For best washing and drying results, water should be 120oF (49o C) as it enters the dishwasher.
Were items blocking the dispenser that kept it from opening?
Items blocking the detergent dispenser will keep it from opening. Make sure water action can reach the dispenser.
Detergent guidelines
  • Use automatic dishwashing detergent only.
  • Other detergents can produce excessive suds that can overflow out of the dishwasher and reduce washing performance.
  • Store tightly closed detergent in a cool, dry place.
  • Fresh automatic dishwasher detergent results in better cleaning.
  • Add detergents just before starting the cycle.
  • The amount of detergent to use depends on the hardness of your water and the type of detergent.
  • If you use too little, dishes won't be clean.
  • If you use too much in soft water, glassware will etch.
  • Suggested fill amounts are for standard powdered detergent. Amounts may vary if you use liquid or concentrated powdered detergent. Follow instructions on the package when using these detergents.
  • Water hardness can change over a period of time. Find out your water's hardness by asking your local water department, water softener company, or county extension agent.

Nov 25, 2010 | LG Washing Machines

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There are streaks (lint?) left on clothes after


It is not on the machine, it is on the detergent that you are using and the amount of water for per grams of detergent, maybe you are putting to much detergent, try to lessen the detergent and more water instead.

Nov 06, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Cold wash/rinse selected, but only hot water is used


I have a Sears front load washer and I also noticed that on a cold wash/cold rinse cycle the machine was drawing hot water.

Laundry detergents require water to be at a certain temperature to aid in disolve. The machine adds sufficient hot water, regardless of the cycle, until that temp is reached. If I was to use a cold water detergent the machine, because it has no way of knowing which detergent I'm using, will still add hot water until that minimum temp is released. I don't know if there are machines available which include detergent type as an option?

Sep 28, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Creda Washing Machine Detergent Dispenser not emptying


does the detergent get wet?
may be the blue trap door that is behind the detergent in the drawer is set for liquid detergent ie 'closed' and needs to be set to open to allow the powder past. or the holes above the detergent section where the waster comes out are blocked so water goes in another route.
you could always put the powder straight in with the wash to get yourself out of trouble.

Feb 03, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Bosch aquatak 120i pressure washer/tetergent


Hi hope i can help!!
Try this empty the detergent tank then have your machine ready to work then half fill the tank with warm water and use the machine, this may take a few attempts so dont think its a 5 min fix! What happends is the detergent when left in the machine goes thick and gooy the warm water thins this and eventualy cleans it out but dont use boiling hot water this may damage the seals.before storing machine away do this method.
Hope this helps .Sean

Mar 02, 2008 | Karcher 2500 PSI Pressure Washer

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B302 - unable to start detergent flowing - How should it work?


It will only pick up detergent if you use a low pressure detergent nozzle - or no nozzle at all. It also takes a while for the detergent to get to the nozzle.

Oct 18, 2007 | Karcher 2500 PSI Pressure Washer

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