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Oxiclean how to use oxiclean in my front loading machine? They said to dissolve oxiclean in a cup of water and put it in the bleach dispenser. But the dispenser doesn't take a whole cup. Is there other ways to add this product to the wash cycle?

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Mix one ounce OxiClean powder with your powdered detergent in the detergent dispenser of your front loading washing machine.

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Dump one ounce OxiClean powder into the washing machine before you add clothes.

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