Regular powdered detergent + Front load washer = ? Results
We've been using regular powdered Tide in our 2003 HE3T Kenmore Elite front load washer the past 8 years with Great results. However, we have reduced the quantity of detergent used, to reduce the chance of excessive suds (1 tablespoon, give or take, depending on size of the load). We very rarely use the internal heater.
1) Is anyone else doing the same thing for their front loaders? Or is everyone else using HE detergent?
2) Am I missing something? What was supposed to be the downside of using regular detergent in this application? What ever it is, we have saved a ton on laundry detergent, over the years.
3) I am considering A] a large capacity NEW Kenmore Elite (4.3 cubic ft), B] Large capacity Maytag front loader, with the direct drive, or C] large capacity LG top loader (4.5 cubic ft Wave Force). Can I get away with my same detergent habits/vices in this new application?
4) Any suggestions on what to buy next? It has got to have a large capacity and has to be durable (Two teenage boys = a lot of clothes). My current Kenmore Elite washer & dryers are still going strong, but I am selling them because I am moving to Tennessee. No natural gas lines for my current gas dryer there. So I am selling the old matching set.