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Can Baking Soda Be Used in HE Washers

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My Laundry Question

Is baking soda compatible with HE front loading machines? If so, do you use the same amount of baking soda in an HE machine as you would use in a traditional top loading machine?

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I have a front loading HE machine and just learned about using baking soda to help soften clothes. I don't want to damage my machine by using baking soda in it if it is not compatible with this type of machine.

Lessons Learned

  • I have not yet learned anything, just trying to get an answer as to whether baking soda can be used in all machines. I am eager to try this tip, though.

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Baking soda is perfectly safe to use in HE washers. There is no sudsing action that will interfere with the cleaning process of the washer. You should use 1/2 cup baking soda for an average load. For more great baking soda uses in the laundry, read this!

Good luck!

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