A front loader washing machine has a few differences from a top loader. For one, it has a lot more knobs and buttons, giving you both more options and also making it a little daunting when all you want is a quick wash. But when it comes to actually running a wash, they are as simple as can be.
The first rule of using any washing machine is using the right laundry detergent. Ariel Orignal Liquid laundry detergent or Ariel Original Powder Laundry Detergent are both great choices for most loads, giving you great stain removal in 1 wash. So just follow the tips below to get a perfect wash with your front loading washing machine.
Using a front load washer:
Follow the instructions on your detergent’s box or bottle. You will need more detergent for dirtier clothes, more laundry or hard water. Check out our article on dosing for more easy dosing tips.
Load your laundry
Place your dirty laundry into the drum of the washing machine. Make sure to leave enough space for the clothes to move around in the wash. Do the 1-palm trick: if your palm fits between the clothes and the machine, it means that you have loaded the machine correctly. If your palm doesn’t fit, take some garments out.
Add fabric conditioner to the dispenser drawer
Make sure not to fill past the MAX line, otherwise it may not dispense at all.
Choose the temperature
Select the right temperature based upon the fabric care labels on your clothes. If there are multiple temperatures, choose the lowest one: Ariel performs just as well in a cold wash. For more info on fabric care labels, click here.
Select the right spin cycle
Again, check the fabric care labels on your clothes. As a rule, delicates need a slower cycle, while cotton and other durable fabrics will be better with a faster cycle.
Close the door and press go
Always make sure to unload your clean laundry immediately for maximum freshness – or at least within 2 hours of the cycle’s end.
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