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How to Use High-Efficiency Washers With High-Efficiency Detergent

HE washing machine

Do you use high-efficiency laundry detergent for front-load and top-load washers? Watch this video for tips on high-efficiency washers and detergent.

Many people have no idea that high-efficiency washers need high-efficiency (HE) detergent. This type of detergent is specially formulated for high-efficiency machines, which use less water in their wash cycles. If you use regular laundry detergent in a high-efficiency top-load or front-load washing machine, you’ll end up with too many bubbles. That might not necessarily sound like a bad thing, but trust us, it is.

Watch our video to learn more.

Oversudsing can lead to some serious issues with your washer, including:

  • Washer error
  • Longer cycle times
  • Reduced rinsing
  • Component failure
  • Mold, mildew and unusual odors

Play it safe. If you have a high-efficiency washer, be sure to buy HE detergent every time. It’ll be marked right on the bottle with an HE label.

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to determine how much detergent to use. Keep in mind that this will vary based on the size of the load, how dirty your clothes are, how hard your water is and what temperature the water is.

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