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How to Use an HE Washer

How much do you really know about high-efficiency washers? Learn how to get the most out of HE washing machines, high-efficiency detergents, and HE bleach.

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How to Use HE Washing Machines

Your washing machine is your trusted partner in laundry success, so you try to get to know it a little better.

High-Efficiency Washers

  • Always use HE detergents with HE washers.
  • Don’t overstuff your HE washer.
  • Never mix dry laundry products with liquid laundry products.
  • Bleach is the “mouthwash” for High Efficiency machines, removing build-up of bad odors that can collect weekly. Regularly washing white laundry with detergent and Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach once a week helps remove the first traces of scum accumulation while keeping whites their whitest.

Understanding the Laundry Drawer

  • Your laundry drawer has a place for detergent, bleach and fabric softener. Put all three in before running the washing machine.
  • For white loads, add ⅓ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach to the dispenser or fill dispenser to maximum capacity.
  • For brighter colors or white items with spandex, fill the cap of Clorox 2® For Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive product to line 1 and pour into the detergent dispenser along with your favorite liquid detergent.

What if there’s no dispenser?

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