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Usage of HE detergents

I have had my LG front loader washer (and dryer) for about 3 months now. Previously, when i had my top loader washer, i could get my white clothes ridiculously sparkling white. i used Tide with Bleach then and now i use Tide HE with these new LG's. when i first got the LG W and D, they installed the doors incorrectly on the dryer and a service man had to come out and switch them (they are stacked). he then told me that i could not use anything other than HE detergent and tht i would only need a tablespoon of it. (i use powdered Tide HE) - well, i have been using a tablespoon and the default wash type and cycle, but the white clothes, like socks do not get sparkling white. i am really disgusted and frustrated. i now put about 3 tablespoons in - its a little better but not a lot.

it is making me wish i had a top loader - i could get regular detergent and get the clothes super clean also. what should i do. i also use bleach with the whites too. PLEASE tell me what you recommend to get the whites clean because it is driving me crazy!!!

Woolite for dark clothing - can i use this in the front loader or not - it is not HE. i have not seen Woolite for dark clothing in HE, so is it dangerous to use it for my dark clothes without it being HE compliant? although for regular fine washables i use Woolite HE.

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  • dsrbiz Aug 21, 2008

    my LG washer requires the HE detergent that is why i have to use it.

    my original problem is how do i get the white laundry really clean?

    and the other question was do you konw if i can use the Woolite for dark clothes (it is a liquid) (it is not HE) in the LG washer that requries HE detergent?

    Please help me with this.....i am soo flustered that my clothes are not blistering clean like they were with the old top loading washer.

    if you don't know the answer is there someone you can direct me to? LG doesn't seem to have their own forum....

  • KauaiMom Jan 05, 2009

    I have the same problem my white towels. They are grey, ruff and dingy. I can't seem to get my whites white and I have used regular detergent and HE (liquid) and lots of it with an extra rinse. Also I am using 3x the amount of fabric softener and my towels are ruff, dingy and scratchy.





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ONLY USE HE DETERGENT, The repairman just left my house today, 24 August 2009, my washer had water spewing from the detergent tray, and soaked my floors:PROBLEM, my hoses were filled with NON-HE detergent, the repairman was really nice and told me that it could have automatically voided my warranty, but he wrote it up "differently" and smacked my hand. He showed me the hose and if was just clogged terribly, he ran the spin and rinse cyle and I thought the suds would never go away, but they finally did.

HE ALL THE WAY from now on

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I have had my Whirlpool front loaders for about 3 years now. I have had no problems with getting my whites white nor do I have issues with having soft clothes. This is what I do. I use BORAX. I put the borax (powder) in the same area with my detergent. I use about 1/4 cup. I use Tide for sensitive skin HE and only fill it up to the first line. Then I add bleach in the bleach area, usually to the max line. I then add softner, but that I also only add to the 1st line. I then run the cycle in the whitest white setting.

As soon as it beeps that the laundry is done, I put them in the dryer, no dryer sheets. My clothes come out super white, and are always soft.

When I am doing colors, I do the same thing, but instead I use color safe bleach. Everything I use says that it is HE. Since I don't use very much (I use the borax instead) I don't seem to be spending that much more on laundry items. I would rather spend the extra money then worry that I might break my washing machine :)

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Reason lg tech told you only to use he detergent may be due to some arrangement between the companies. can't see any reason why you should not use your normal detergent. - try it and see

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