Thursday, August 21, 2008

HE Washers and Detergent

So check this out – HE (High Efficiency) washers need different detergent than regular washers. You should use HE detergent if you have an HE washer- HE washers are very suds-sensitive, and HE detergents suds up less than normal detergents. This means that the more detergent you use, the more likely that there will be suds, and if there are too many, it will cause your cycle to pause and wait for the suds to go down. There are some people online that have said that their wash cycle took 3 hours instead of the 45 minutes it was supposed to take! Make sure you read directions to see how much HE detergent is recommended!

1 comment:

hoa said...

but what about my hippie natural detergent...i don't like using "tide" or any other super scented detergent...does it have to be h.e. detergent or can i just scale back the amount of detergent used?