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Which do you put in first?

Posted by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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I'm teaching my girls about laundry.  When the water is filling in your washing machine do you put in the detergent first or the clothes?

by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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fammatthews4
by Trisha on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM
I do the soap first
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AphrexiaX
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM
My machine specifies that the detergent goes in first. I grew up clothes first, then run the water, then add detergent.
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PinkieRed
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM
I have an HE washer, so it uses a dispenser for detergent. When I had my old washer, I used to put the clothes in first.
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luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Soap first, then clothes.

FindersKeepers
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Same for both cases.

Quoting PinkieRed:

I have an HE washer, so it uses a dispenser for detergent. When I had my old washer, I used to put the clothes in first.


atlmom2
by Susie on Jul. 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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I have a front loader so it goes in the detergent drawer.
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mrjonesii
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I put my clothes in first.  Do you think doing it this way can put spots on clothes?  Sometimes after washing  I wonder where some of the spots came from. 

luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Jul. 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM

If you are using powder it is possible.

Quoting mrjonesii:

I put my clothes in first.  Do you think doing it this way can put spots on clothes?  Sometimes after washing  I wonder where some of the spots came from. 


lovingmommywife
by on Jul. 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM
When I had my old washer I would put soap in and let it fill up with water then ad the clothes. Now I have a front loader
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drfink
by Emily on Jul. 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Liquid detergent first.Machine instructions.

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