Gain Detergent Powder foaming problem

larry1956April 14, 2013

Had a wet floor aroung the washer, being the handyman that I'am, took the front of the washer off ran a large load with a scoop full of Gain detergent and let washer do it thing while looking for leaks. What I found was that when the washer goes to spin the wash water out, before the rinse cycle starts, so much foam is generated that it comes out an overflow tube and dumps inside the chassis of the washer which then drip out onto the floor as liquid as the foam dissipates. Anybody else see this, and what r ur suggestions?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
richard_f

Try a low sudsing HE detergent, or use less of the Gain.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 8:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
knot2fast

I don't know how many ounces of detergent are in a full scoop, but that sounds like a huge amount. Unless you have very hard water, I'd start by cutting that in half and work down from there.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 9:35AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dbfirewife

I use Gain HE and have never had that problem.. accidentally bought a regular box of Gain once and it did suds like crazy...If you have some you need to go ahead and use up just add a little fabric softner in the wash cycle and it will cut the suds...

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 12:12PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Speed Queen Front Load AFN50 Washer Review - Long Post
I have been lurking here for a while as one of many...
sandiego_steve
Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Loading Washer
My GWL11 Top loading washer has had nothing but problems!...
jessicacbrandt
Goodbye Kenmore HE2T/Whirlpool Sport, I hate you!
Im so done with this piece of junk washing machine....
Mark
New Electrolux washing machine
Hi, I just got a new 70 series front load washer. When...
hollowayl
The perfect appliance? (survey)
Hi everyone! Whether for kitchen, laundry appliances...
hainnovation
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™