High Efficiency Detergents
When you have a high-efficiency front load washer, you need to use high-efficiency (HE) detergents. These detergents work with washers. Below you'll find what you need to know about high-efficiency detergents and why they are so... efficient.
Why use HE detergent?
Your front load uses less water, but still needs to clean the same amount of laundry. Because of that, a much higher concentration of debris ends up in the water.
Specially formulated with ingredients that account for the higher level of debris, HE detergents prevent it from depositing on clothes during the wash cycle.
Because it is more concentrated, you need less detergent to wash the same amount of clothes.
HE detergents create fewer suds, so you use less detergent and less water. This helps save money and energy.
The sud-reducing action of high-efficiency detergents helps keep residue from clinging to the clothing as the washer goes from one cycle to the next.
During the rinse cycle, traces of detergent after the laundry is rinsed are virtually eliminated.
Why not use non-HE detergent?
With lower water levels used during the wash and rinse cycles, conventional detergents aren't effective.
They can throw cycles off sequence, resulting in delays and interfering with the ability of the machine to rinse clothing.
They can cause soapy build-up on clothing and in the basin, creating potential maintenance issues.
Good to Know
It is important to note that an HE detergent is not a good option for a conventional washing machine. Make sure any detergent used meets the standards of the manufacturer of the washer.