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Powder vs. liquid laundry detergent

Hi, I have a brand new Fagor 3F 2609 washer. According to the manual, only powder detergent may be used for washing. To use liquid detergent, I must buy a special part from the manufacturer. Is this really necessary? What will happen if I try to use liquid, which I prefer? I haven't wanted to test it on my new machine...

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I was searching the net looking for the same answer - have just bought an LG front loader but wasn't certain I should be using liquid detergent - my manual refers to powder without telling you specifically to use it only. Look at the answers to the question after yours on the Fixya website "LG washer has awful mildew odour" or something similar. Solution 3 by Tresilla convinced me I should use powder! Also, the salesman who sold me the machine recommended powder because, quote, " gentler on clothes and more efficient ..." - he didn't mention the possibility of a later mildew odour which is apparently generic to front loaders!

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  • Apple Aipei Dec 28, 2010

    In my opinion, the manufacturer advises users to use powder detergent so that the washing machine can control when to have detergent in your laundry during washing process. The detergent slot is located at the upper left side of the washing machine above the laundry slot and is designed to store powder detergent until the washing machine flows water to drain off the powder detergent into the laundry slot. If liquid detergent were used, a special part is needed to block the liquid detergent from flowing into laundry slot until the washing machine is ready to drain off the liquid detergent into the laundry slot. Hope my comment helps. Regards, Apple Aipei from Malaysia.

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