Is it OK if I put detergent directly on clothes?

No, You can not pour laundry detergent directly on your clothes. You will definitely never want to put powder detergent or liquid laundry detergent directly on top of your clothes because it cannot dissolve completely in water and will leave a spot and film on your clothes.

Can I put detergent directly in washer?

You can also use single-dose detergent packs in an HE washer. Unlike liquids or powders, these should be placed directly in the drum of the washer. And you should do so before adding your clothes; adding the pack after the clothes can prevent it from completely dissolving.

Do you have to use the detergent dispenser?

Washing machines have always had soap dispensers to place the detergent in. For most people this is the best place for it. However, if you have problems with it not getting flushed down properly it might be better to try placing it inside the drum instead.

Do you have to use detergent drawer?

If you’re looking for where to put detergent in washing machines, the answer is usually fairly simple. Your washing machine should have a detergent drawer, and if you’re struggling to locate this, it should be detailed in your instruction manual.

Can you put washing powder straight in the drum?

You can put washing powder straight into the drum, but only if you’re skipping the pre-wash cycle. You should use good quality washing powder and a high temperature. Otherwise, you may end up with powdery streaks on your clothes and clumps of powder in the drum.

Do I put detergent in prewash or main wash?

A pre-wash is normally a cycle that is selected in addition to the main wash cycle. Think of it as its own separate starter wash. The washing machine will fill with cold water, add the detergent present in the I – ‘Pre wash’ compartment, tumble and then drain, ready for the main wash.

Are you supposed to put detergent in the agitator?

Place pod or liquid or powder detergent down the centre of the agitator. Pre-dissolving detergent in warm water (before adding it to the washer) when washing in cold water can improve the performance of the detergent.

Where does laundry detergent go in top loader?


  • Pour detergent in the dispenser or, if there isn’t one, directly into the tub. …
  • If your washer is High-Efficiency (HE), only use HE detergent. …
  • If using detergent pods, color-safe bleach or fabric softener crystals, add them directly to the tub before loading clothes.

Where do I put the laundry detergent in a top loader?

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Do washing machines without agitators work?

The lack of an agitator frees up a lot of room in the drum, creating the opportunity to clean larger loads and big comforters. Non-agitator machines use much less water which leads to less waste, cheaper water bills, and “greener” laundry.

What is the difference between an impeller and an agitator?

The Difference Between Agitator vs.

Washing machines with agitators use a central post that twists back and forth, rubbing against clothes to help break apart stains. In contrast, washing machines with impellers use a low-profile cone or disc that spins/rotates to rub clothes against each other to get them clean.

Which is better he washer vs agitator?

The HE top-loader’s drum spins faster than an agitator machine’s, extracting more water and shortening dryer time,” says CR tester Rich Handel, who oversees our laundry lab. HE top-loaders also have some advantages over their energy-saving siblings, front-load washers.