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We have purchased a Maytag front loading high efficiency wash machine and were told to only use HE detergent. A neighbor said we could use 2x detergent. I thought the HE was lower sudsing than 2x and should not be used. Which is correct?

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Use the HE rated detergent. The 2x detergent is a consentrated form of the old detergent formula. 2x is fine in a top load machine. Oversudsing will occur in front load machines causing F code errors.

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I just purchased a Maytag centennial washer. I just love it the Maytag products arethe best. Question I am using the HE detergents as the book suggests, however how much bleach do I use?


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Also, it should be added to the dispenser cup on the front left of the machine - not directly to the wash as it will interfere with the detergents ability to clean the clothes.

I hope this helps & good luck. Please rate my reply. Thanks.

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Using too much 2X or 3X HE detergent
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  • Be sure to use the correct amount of detergent. HE washers require only a small amount of detergent. Note: This amount may need to be adjusted for water hardness, load size, and soil level.
  • If using a 2X or 3X concentrated HE detergent, much less detergent is needed. If suds are seen, reduce the amount used.
  • If using a water softener, less detergent.
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Does kenmore recommend liquid or powdered detergent for front load machine


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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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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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Code f 02 and it is normally in the drain cycle.


This error code indicates that drain times are longer than expected.

Make sure the drain hose is not kinked or clogged. Straighten the hose for adequate water flow. Remove any blockage from the drain hose, drainpipe or utility sink. Use the U-shaped drain hose form on the drain hose, and secure the drain hose.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent. Using non-HE detergent, or more than the manufacturer's recommended amount of detergent, can cause excessive suds. The excess suds will slow or stop the removal of water from the washer.
Concentrated detergents labeled 2x and higher will require a small amount of detergent based on load size. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

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What type and or brand of detergent is recomended


Use only the HE high efficiency detergent in a front load machine and only the recommended amount.
The brand is your choice.

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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.

Thank you,

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