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Can HE Detergent Be Used In A Regular Washer?

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By ingrid

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Can he detergent (high-efficiency detergent) be used in a regular washing machine? If so, how much do I add to the wash water. Do I need to add more or less he detergent to get my clothing clean? /p>

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I have no problems with stains. Just need to know if he detergent can be used in a top loading washing machine. Can he detergent (high-efficiency detergent) be used in a regular washing machine? If so, how much do I add to the wash water. Do I need to add more or less he detergent to get my clothing clean? That's it.

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

For a quick answer, yes! He or high-efficiency detergents can be used in a regular washer. Just use the recommended amount on the label based on the size of your wash load. You will notice that there are very few, if any suds. He detergents are low sudsing, but you'll still have clean laundry. Just a note: NEVER use regular detergent in a high-efficiency machine. Too many suds equal mechanical problems and a floor of suds.

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