I just bought a whirlpool duet sport. This more of a preventative question/ While hunting for a good set, I have been told to use HE powder rather than liquid, the reason being the fats used in liquids used to keep the detergent liquid, builds up over time. and causes gunk buildup. What is your take on this?
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Re: Powder or Liquid
. HE detergent is a must for these machines first and foremost. as a genral rule liquid detergent breaks down better in cold water, so performs better in washers(cold water rinses). powder breaks down better in hot water which is why its reccomneded for d/w's.that being said i dont really mind which is used where so long as your not experiencing cleanig problems, at that point its when i reccomend using the appropriateone. whirlpool has now reccomneded a product called AFFRESH, tablets that can be used to clean out you frontloading machine incase of residual build op and/or odors.
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No truth to powder being better .fabric softeners on the towels is fine it does help keep them soft they just don't absorb moisture as well.. I belive you biggest issue is over drying the towels,use a lower temp setting on dryer and do Not trust auto dry settings for towels,expermint with timed settings, if towels are not dry you can always add a few more minutes,but over temp and over dry will stiffen and age them prematurely
bleach and bleach and bleach and bleach!!!!! also i notice more of a smell in washers when people only use liquid detergent and too much of it.
Tip: leave door open after every wash
clean with bleach and hot water regularly once a month
with no clothes on a normal cycle
alternate liquid detergent and powder (yes powder comes HE)
only use HE detergent
try these things and you will find your washer smelling like new again. but tthe trick is BLEACH and a lot of it. once you get a smell it takes a long time to get rid of it.
good luck and let me know if this helps
If the model number you have this question listed under is correct, the Duet dispenser tray is arranged as follows:
1. The LEFT compartment is for detergent. There is a separator guide that needs to stay in place. Place it in the forward most position if using liquid detergent and the aftermost position if using powder.
2. The RIGHT FRONT compartment is where you put liquid fabric softener.
3. The RIGHT REAR compartment is where you add liquid bleach.
An illustration with full explanation is available on Page 12 of the Whirlpool Duet owner's manual. If you no longer have a manual, you can go to managemylife.com and download or print a copy for FREE.
If you have any further questions, or if your model number is different, please post back and let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.
I wouldn't blame it on the washer but did you have the same problem with your previous washer? Are you using the same water source as previously. Do you use a chlorine bleach with it and did you use it before? Is the cheer a liquid or powder. You should us a powder.
this is joyce
You need to call who ever you bought it from and tell them the problem that you are having, I have the same set and I am not having that problem at all. I love my set, just be sure to use the he detergent, or you will have problems that the manufactr will not help with.
Dont overload machine the clothes wont smell clean.
We learned from our new Duet that when washing with Tide soap powder, there is an adjustment inside the pull out drawer where the soap powder goes. You will see a grey plastic slider that goes to the right for liquid soap & to the left for powder soap.
Moving this slider to the left corrected this problem - not using all of the soap powder needed - for us.
Good luck !
Marilyn in FL
The soap tray has a plastic separator which has one position for liquid soap (the separator goes to the bottom of the tray).
It has a second position in which the separator leave a gap at the bottom so the powder can be flushed through.
I had put powder in the liquid setting and thus the soap did not get flushed into the washer.