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High effinciency laundry soap

will it mess up your washer if you use reg. liquid laundry soup in a (HE) washer?

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Asked by proudmom34 at 7:42 PM on Jan. 21, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Yes

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 7:43 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Here's an article to back up my answer above:


    Answer by Simplicity3 at 7:49 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Thank you for asking this! I never thought it would hurt.

    Answer by Kelli1012 at 8:01 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • You can, it's just not recommended. You have to use much less.

    I make my own detergent and I use 1/4 cup, whereas someone with a top loader should use a little over 1/2 cup.

    Answer by Christina807 at 11:27 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • I've had my front loader HE washer/dryer for over 8 years, and have always used regular detergent. I just use HALF (or less if concentrated) of liquid detergent, bleach, softener, etc. and have NEVER had any trouble--and our washer has seen MANY cycles--my boys' from birth and up, and one hubby who gets REALLY dirty and sweaty doing home and landscape projects! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:41 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • how strange .. a mom gives her opinion and she gets voted down for offering advice

    Answer by san78 at 5:34 AM on Jan. 24, 2011

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