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How to use liquid detergent and powered bleach?

We use a liquid detergent. We like Clorox II powered bleach. How can we use them together?

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You should be using a HE liquid detergent. Does you machine have a dispenser for that? The detergent should go in that dispenser. You can put the powdered bleach right into the drum before you load the clothes. I am assuming this is an all fabric bleach.



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1.
Place a load of sorted clothes into the washer. See “Laundry
Tips.”
■ Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and
small items. Items should move easily through the wash
water.
■ Load only to the top of the basket as shown. Overloading
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through the wash water.
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The way that I read the manual, your color safe bleach would go in the detergent dispenser. Your liquid chlorine bleach would go in the bleach dispenser.

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