Originally Posted by mrock
Just purchased a used DP with the Italian Washer and Dryer all in one system. Spent some time in cleaning the pull out dispenser used to add detergent etc. Completed my de-winterizing except for the washer/dryer and noticed how difficult it is to put any detergent at all in the tiny dispenser drawer? How do you do it? Use powder or liquid? Tablets pills? Whats the best method? Trying to get ahead of the boss on this one. Also does this thing really work? What are some of the do's and dont's thank you and happy Easter to you all
If you have a Splendide, they recommend liquid or powder detergent, except for the pre-wash compartment. Only powder should be put into the pre-wash compartment. For that reason, we use all dry detergent.
Use HE (high efficiency) detergent. Regular detergent will make too many suds in a front-loading machine. Splendide makes their own detergent, but Tide HE works well for us and is half the cost. Also, since the capacity of the RV combo washer/dryer is small, use even less detergent than the package recommends. We use only about 1/3 or 1/2 the recommended amount per load. If your clothes aren't getting clean, use a little more. If your clothes still smell like the detergent after they're dry, use less or press the button for extra rinse.
Also, since the capacity is small, don't overload the machine, especially during the dry cycle. You will be able to wash more than you can dry efficiently, so either wash and dry smaller loads or stop the machine after the wash cycle, remove some of the clothes and dry them as two separate, smaller loads. Drying smaller loads and removing the clothes as soon as they are finished drying will help minimize wrinkles.