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Old 06-05-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Can you use high efficiency detergent in a non-HE machine? Will the results be satisfactory?
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:55 PM
 
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It works ok, you'll just be spending alot more then you would over the regular stuff.
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Thanks. I currently have an HE machine, but I'm moving and it's going into storage and I'll be using a non-HE machine in an apartment. Of course I have a new, almost full jug of HE detergent. I'll switch back to regular when it runs out.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:44 AM
 
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You have to use more of the HE stuff in regular machines, it should give the amounts on the detergent. Mine does for both at least.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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Yeah, you just need to read the bottle, they usually will tell you the adjusted amount. One thing we found with ALL detergent (just switched to HE machine, but have always used concentrated HE detergent) was that the cap that comes with the bottle is what is used for a regular washer. For the HE machine, you use the machines recommended fill line.

Of course, depending on how long you are going to be in the apartment situation, you may just want to buy regular detergent and save your new bottle of HE until you finish the move. It's not like it goes bad.
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