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Laundry Additives? #5130580
06/10/19 05:56 PM
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As I'm doing the laundry (wife made me), and I'm adding Tide pods to the washer and then I reach over for the fabric softener, I chuckle and think to myself "maybe I shouldn't be adding this additive? How am I to know that Tide hasn't engineered their detergent to be as soft as possible or maybe perhaps adding in fabric softener will disrupt the PH balance of the additive packs in Tide?? Maybe I should be saving my money on these 'fabric softeners'?" hmmmm, then the wife yells at me to snap out of it and stop reading the label on the fabric softener....

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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130585
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PH the water with detergent....lol


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130586
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I don't believe in oil additives, and my wife doesn't believe in fabric softeners. Matched pair for 48 yrs so far.

Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130608
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The pods are tasty. sick


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130614
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Beef tallow and artificial scents...is that what the label said?

Probably not but that’s what you get!


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130623
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The Tide pods need to flow at start-up, but still provide boundary lubrication or your washing machine will sieze. Is there a Tide One?

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Originally Posted by talest
The Tide pods need to flow at start-up, but still provide boundary lubrication or your washing machine will sieze. Is there a Tide One?


Tide 1 makes my washer noisier so I use Gain Edge...


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130636
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It would seem this calls for UDA!


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130644
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Some funny comments above.

We've gone away from the pods. They don't always dissolve for us.

As far as additive, I like Oxi-clean. Pretreat with Simple Green.

Wife and I fight over fabric softener. I don't want it but the wife does.


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: dbias] #5130647
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Originally Posted by dbias
Originally Posted by talest
The Tide pods need to flow at start-up, but still provide boundary lubrication or your washing machine will sieze. Is there a Tide One?


Tide 1 makes my washer noisier so I use Gain Edge...


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130652
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Sister-in-law uses (I think) Downy. The stuff stinks to high heaven, and I can smell it from outside her house. For us, just plain old HE liquid and some Shout for when something gets stained.


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: Snagglefoot] #5130670
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My question is.. With so many detergents already in the Tide Pods, why would you want to add anything?

Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
The pods are tasty. sick


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: Fawteen] #5130672
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Originally Posted by Fawteen
Sister-in-law uses (I think) Downy. The stuff stinks to high heaven, and I can smell it from outside her house. For us, just plain old HE liquid and some Shout for when something gets stained.

I shout at the stains when they happen but they won't come out unless I pre-treat them...

I add Clorox2 or bleach as needed, but just regular detergent and unscented fabric softener for me.


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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130680
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a little bit of sodium percarbonate (oxy clean) can boost whites a bit.



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Re: Laundry Additives? [Re: skip029] #5130734
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A few years ago my wife while driving home from work heard on the radio that if you use fabric softener you will have to wash the lint screen on the dryer. A build up of fabric softener on the lint screen will make it water resistant. Went to the laundry room pulled out the lint screen and tried to run water through it and it would not go. Cleaned it and then the water would flow. Before cleaning the screen it looked clean.

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