When you have a high-efficiency, top 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 top load washer 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 they are 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 keeps residue from clinging to the clothing as the washer goes from one cycle to the next.
- During the rinse cycle, it won't leave behind traces of detergent after the laundry is rinsed.
Always use HE detergent and make sure you follow the amount guidelines on your detergent bottle. Adding too much detergent may cause oversudsing, so be sure to use the right amount.
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.
- Can cause soapy build-up on clothing and in the basin, creating potential maintenance issues.
GOOD TO KNOW
- It is important to note that 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.