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Old 01-03-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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Combo washer detergent

Just wondering if anyone has suggestions on detergent for the combo washers. We haven't used ours yet.
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Just wondering if anyone has suggestions on detergent for the combo washers. We haven't used ours yet.
We use All Liquid, same as at home. I think you are limited to some liquid, but am not sure of that.
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We have full size front loaders in the coach and the house and they recommend using the high efficiency (HE) soaps, which I think are low sudsing (sp). I think in that combo unit you'll want something similar.

Hopefully some folks with those units will post. I know there are some more tricks they use to make them work better.
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I use whatever He brand is on sale. Be sure to follow the instructions & use only what they tell you. For ours, it's 2TBSP. FWIW, the 54 load bottle I bought in 2006 is still about half full.

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we like concentrated liquid all
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We use Tide HE. Be careful of amount used - uses less than you would think.
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We use Tide HE. Be careful of amount used - uses less than you would think.
Yes, if you read the user manual, you will see instruction for HE detergent. And, as stated be careful of the amount used.
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I also thought I read that many find them to do a better job if you remove the clothes after the spin cycle, shake them out and then put back in for the dry cycle. That might have been primarily for the non vented models.
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We use Tide HE. Be careful of amount used - uses less than you would think.
Good advice, Tide HE is what we use. Read the manual...takes much less than at home.
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We've been told several times by the guys at the Splendide repair center (Westland Sales) that powdered HE detergent is preferred over liquid because it leaves less residue. We use Tide HE, no more than two tablespoons per load.
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Any major brand of HE type detergent works good . You do use so little that you can
afford to go first class IE: Tide, All . 2 TBS max. .. A case of less is more .. Taking the clothes out after the wash cycle and before the dry cycle and shaking and laying back in for the dry cycle does help some . Of course that defeats the 'set and forget '
convenience.
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http://www.amazon.com/Whitmor-6754-3...rds=dryerballs

The wife pulls the laundry out because things stick to the sides and then she puts two of these in with the wet laundry.

We have a vented machine.
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Interestingly I have been using All concentrate HE for the past 9 years. However I was intrigued by the recent Tide HE commercial that suggested that it would shorten the was cycle time. I did a test and by golly it does. Not see sure why
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Hmmm, wonder how it would know to shorten the wash cycle? Seems like you would have more residue from powder rather than liquid. Interesting. Thanks for all the info. Can't wait to try it all out.
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