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HE washer and dryer set! Can i use homemade laundry soap with it?????

we just bought an HE front load washer and dryer set! but i make my own laundry soap can i still use it??


Asked by Caroline2010 at 8:50 PM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Home & Garden

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Answers (10)
  • Use about a 1/4 of a cup instead of a 1/2 cup.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:53 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • dont see why not? did you read your manual?!

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 8:53 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:53 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • If you used it with your old washer I don't see why you couldnt. If your that worried call the place you bought them and ask them that. Even if you didn't buy them at Sears they are great help I call them all the time with questions.

    Answer by lil_shannie at 8:54 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • NO !!!!!!!!!I I sell APPLIANCES have now for many years. Never use anything that is not HE soap.  THIS WILL BRAKE THE MACHINE.. MAYBE NOT THE FIRST WASH BUT IN TIME!!  This will void any wartny you have and cost you a lot of $$$$$.

    yes the repair man will not if you did not use the right soap!!!


    Answer by MominCa at 9:32 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • HE stands for High efficiency, your taking a big chance on a pricey appliance and it would void any warranty if your not using HE. In any washer your ruining it, if your using more soap than is recommended by the maker. It can break the machine due to build up of soaps.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:51 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • there is no warranty, we bought it used and the soap i make is with baking soda and borax, so there is no soap really and it doesnt make suds!

    Comment by Caroline2010 (original poster) at 10:53 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Use less of it

    Answer by Nitestalker at 12:54 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Yes, you just need less of it.

    Answer by scout_mom at 7:59 AM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • Yes you can. HE detergent is deemed "HE" because it is low sudsing. Homemade soap is low sudsing, so you are fine. We have been using it for three years and our washer is still good as new!

    Answer by ktbird80 at 11:00 AM on Mar. 24, 2011