Where do you put liquid detergent in a washer? You should put your detergent in the little drawer or compartment in a high-efficiency washing machine. In a top-loading machine, you can either put it straight in the drum with the clothes or use a mesh bag to place on top inside the machine.

Can you put detergent directly in the washer? Powdered detergent can either be put into a detergent drawer or directly into the washer in a mesh bag. Look for the II symbol on your washing machine drawer as this is where detergent should go. Read our guide to symbols on a washing machine here to learn more.

How do I add laundry detergent to my washing machine? 

Do you just pour laundry detergent in the washer? If you have a regular top-loading machine, it’s best to fill your washer with water first, then add your detergent, then add your clothes. This helps evenly distribute the detergent in the water before it hits your clothes. Remember that the nicer you are to your washer and dryer the longer they’ll last.


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Where do you put liquid detergent in a washer? – Additional Questions

Is it OK to pour detergent directly on clothes?

Concentrated detergent is very caustic, and you shouldn’t put it on clothes directly. However, what you can do in place of the dispenser if you don’t have a door safety switch, is pour the detergent into the cap and hold it under the water during the fill cycle. By doing this, you dilute the detergent as intended.

Where do I put detergent in top loading washer?

Do you put laundry detergent in before or after the clothes?

As long as you’re not using bleach, don’t add clothing after the water (a pain, because clothes can float). Instead, use this order to distribute detergent best: clothes, then water, then soap.

Should you put washing liquid in the drum or drawer?

Dosing directly into the drum helps you to achieve outstanding results. In fact, if you pour the liquid into the drawer, the detergent could get lost in the washing machine pipes before reaching the drum, reducing effectiveness.

What are the 3 slots in a washing machine?

The 3 Washing Machine Drawer Compartments
  • The ‘pre-wash’ compartment. So, the pre-wash compartment is where you pop in some detergent when you’re going to do a ‘pre-wash’ cycle.
  • The ‘main wash’ compartment.
  • The ‘fabric softener’ compartment.

Which compartment do I put detergent in?

1 Main wash compartment: Detergent for the main wash, water softener, pre-soaking agent, bleach and stain remover. 2 Softener compartment: Fabric softener (do not fill higher than the line indicated by MAX). 3 Prewash compartment: Detergent for prewash or starch.

Can you put liquid detergent in washer drawer?

Liquid detergent can be used in any of our detergent dispenser drawers. There are a couple of different methods: On dispensers with a changeable “flap”, this should be hinged down when using liquid detergent, this helps stop the liquid running away. The flap must be hinged “up” when using powder.

How do you use liquid detergent?

How to use liquid detergent
  1. Pre-treat stubborn stains with a small amount of liquid detergent applied directly the the fabric and rubbed in gently.
  2. Add your clothes to the machine and measure liquid detergent with the dosing ball.
  3. Place the dosing ball on top of clothes in the drum.
  4. Select your wash cycle and temperature.
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How do you put detergent in a washing machine without a dispenser?

007washer, if your washer does not have a dispenser, we recommend adding your detergent to the bottom of the drum prior to adding your clothes.

How much liquid detergent should be used in washing machine?

Liquid detergent: Use two tablespoons for a standard washer and two teaspoons for an HE washer. If your water is soft: Level down to one-and-a-half tablespoons for a standard machine, and one-and-a-half teaspoons for an HE model.

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Can you put detergent in the bleach dispenser?

Liquid detergent can be poured in the bleach dispensers. The hose will carry the liquid into the tub. If powdered detergent was put in the bleach dispensers it could prevent bleach from traveling down the hose and into the tub.

Can you put liquid detergent in a front loader?

Liquid detergent can be used for applicable model only. To use liquid detergent, remove the detergent drawer from the washing machine by pressing release lever (A) and then insert the provided liquid container in the main-wash compartment.

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