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LG SideKick™ Washer - Detergent Usage

Operation Laundry Accessories, Washer Dryer Combos, Washers Last Updated 02/12/2019
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Detergent Usage - LG SideKick™ Washer

LG SideKick™ Washer - Detergent Usage
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LG SideKick™ Washer - Detergent Usage

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  • The SideKick pedestal washer is designed to be used with high efficiency detergent only.

  • High efficiency detergent, produce fewer suds dissolve more efficiently to improve washing and rinsing performance and help keep the interior of your washer clean.

  • Always look for the HE symbol when purchasing detergent for your twin wash system.

  • Important note not all detergents are the same.

  • Pay careful attention to the amount of detergent used to avoid over-sudsing, poor rinsing, and detergent buildup in the washer and your clothes.

  • Always measure the detergent amount by using the measuring device provided with your SideKick pedestal washer for proper detergent usage.

  • For most normal loads, no more than 1 teaspoon or 5 milliliter of liquid detergent, or 5 grams of powder detergents as the measuring device indicator shows of HE detergent should be used.

  • The maximum measure line on the dispenser provided should only be used for very large loads.

  • Using too much detergent or when using 2 times or 3 times concentrated detergents can contribute to the problems mentioned before.

  • To use the detergent with your SideKick pedestal washer, select your wash cycle.

  • Measure the detergent with the detergent dispenser and pour it into the tub a top of your load.

  • Close the lid slide the drawer close and press the Start/Pause button to start the cycle.

  • The pedestal washer chimes repeatedly before the final rinse, so liquid fabric softener can be added to the load if desired.

  • Use 1/4 the amounts of fabric softener recommended by the manufacturer when washing a normal load, and fill the cup with water to dilute the liquid fabric softener.

  • Press the Start/Pause button to pause the wash cycle, wait for the SideKick pedestal washer to unlock.

  • Slide the drawer open.

  • Open the lid and add the liquid fabric softener into the tub.

  • Close the lid, resume the cycle by pressing the Start/Pause button and slide the drawer close.

  • Do not pour undiluted softener directly onto clothing because it may stain fabrics!

  • If you forget to add the fabric softener when opted by the chime alert, press the Power button to interrupt the cycle.

  • Press the power button once more.

  • Select the Rinse + Spin cycle and press the Start button to start the cycle.

  • Wait to hear for the chime alert, then follow the instructions as stated before.


  • Caution! Do not use liquid chlorine bleach or powdered bleach in the SideKick pedestal washer.

  • Use bleach with the full size washer only and follow the instructions in the owner’s manual for that machine.

  • To disable or enable the fabric softener repeated chime alerts:

  • Turn on the unit.

  • Press and hold the Warm Water and Extra Rinse buttons at the same time for 3 seconds prior to washing your load.

  • The chime alert indicator sound will notify you if it is on or off.

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