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How do I measure the laundry powder? #5032639 03/05/19 05:19 PM
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Got a FL Samsung. requires HE detergent.

I use Tide powder HE with the fresh crystals.

I always use the "lowest bar" on the scoop, extra rinse setting works great on most loads except the socks.

The socks I got to use the rinse setting 3 times, and still not all the soap is out. I even use half of the lowest recommended powder. I use medium spin(socks are wool)

What is the solution?

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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5032670 03/05/19 05:48 PM
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Use less powder.


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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5032674 03/05/19 05:51 PM
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Might need to run a cycle with no detergent added to get excess out.


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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: 901Memphis] #5032679 03/05/19 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 901Memphis
Might need to run a cycle with no detergent added to get excess out.


This!

Then you might consider switching to a detergent pod suitable for HE front loaders.

It oftentimes help prevent using too much detergent.


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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5032682 03/05/19 05:56 PM
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In my experience powered laundry detergents made by Procter & Gamble suck at dissolving.
That could be your problem, even if you cant see it.
I've used the following P&G powder detergents: Tide with bleach, Gain and Cheer.

The solution is to buy Surf Sparkling Ocean powered laundry detergent available at Walmart.
It works/smells better than Tide unless your a slob who stains your clothes.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Surf-Sparkling-Ocean-Powder-Laundry-Detergent-52-oz/17248279


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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5032684 03/05/19 05:58 PM
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I think you should hand wash your socks separately :-))


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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: skyactiv] #5032720 03/05/19 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by skyactiv
In my experience powered laundry detergents made by Procter & Gamble suck at dissolving.
That could be your problem, even if you cant see it.
I've used the following P&G powder detergents: Tide with bleach, Gain and Cheer.

The solution is to buy Surf Sparkling Ocean powered laundry detergent available at Walmart.
It works/smells better than Tide unless your a slob who stains your clothes.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Surf-Sparkling-Ocean-Powder-Laundry-Detergent-52-oz/17248279

Hey I'll give that a shot, lol at those comments:
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Use less powder.

Exactly, but it is BS that the lowest measure line is way too much for a load of socks.(10 pairs) I always thought the HE detergents have "filler" added so when you use the amount needed for a load, you're getting essentially what you need. Small loads upto the lowest line...etc.
The lowest measure line should be for small loads, I guess they didn't "HE" the scoop!

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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: dkryan] #5032727 03/05/19 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dkryan
Originally Posted by 901Memphis
Might need to run a cycle with no detergent added to get excess out.


This!

Then you might consider switching to a detergent pod suitable for HE front loaders.

It oftentimes help prevent using too much detergent.



Sometimes the pods don't dissolve properly. We've moved to liquid detergent. I don't use much unless something is really dirty.

Also, some machines might rinse with cold water. Water is really cold this time of year. Might need to bump up to a warm water rinse.


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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5032793 03/05/19 07:39 PM
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Yes, if you have hard water it will make dissolving powders difficult. I have only used liquids (either bulk liquid or pods) and have never had an issue. Change your detergent and see if that helps.

Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5032935 03/05/19 09:08 PM
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10 wool pairs of socks is quite light. The machine will measure the water needed based on the weight of the laundry. So it will end up using very little water which translates to a high laundry detergent ratio.

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Throw in an old towel or two along with your socks. Modern washers are not designed to run at 10% capacity. Use extra rinse, highest spin speed and liquid detergent.

Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5033124 03/05/19 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Vern_in_IL
What is the solution?
Is there a reason why you're using powder instead of liquid detergent?

Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5033168 03/06/19 12:06 AM
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The maid just uses the Tide pods as my skin doesn't do well with powder soaps or bar soap like Zest or Lava.


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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5033406 03/06/19 09:09 AM
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Powder is not the best for H.E. washers because it can clump and clog areas of the washing machine. I saw this first hand when I would repair washing machines hooked up to soap dispensers for the chemical company I worked for.
I also don't like pods for that reason. I've found goo in the back end of the washing machines for friends/family and in dishwashers that use the same packaging.


Use a liquid, and despite what the brands tell you there is little difference between them so find the cheapest that works for you. (Less is more)
Sunlight and Gain seem to work the best with the least amount in my hard water area.

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Re: How do I measure the laundry powder? [Re: Vern_in_IL] #5033612 03/06/19 12:21 PM
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I honestly didn't even think they sold laundry "powder" any more. I've been using liquid detergent for the past 20 some odd years now. I always use a little bit less than they say to use as well, I think too much detergent is bad for the washing machine (and your clothes don't need that much soap anyways)


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