Detergents for Hard Water
I was wondering what detergents those of you that have hard water find work the best.
Our water is in the very hard range (above 10.5 gpg).
I have a FL Maytag and have been battling the mold problem and have always used Tide HE liquid. Now after reading through many posts here on the forum, I have decided to try a powder detergent. I never did like the Tide after they switched it to the 2x ultra and now think that may be part of my problem with clothes that don't smell fresh after being washed.
I liked what I have read about Sears detergent, so I did go buy a small bucket of the Advanced Formula Ultra Plus HE that is free of dyes & perfumes. I also ran a cleaning cycle through my washer using hot water and bleach.
Those of you that use the Sears detergent, do you think it will also remove any residue that may be on our clothes from the Tide? The bucket says to use 1 level scoop for HE washers. Do you usually use that amount or less? What about those with hard water?
I also have looked into CS and would like to hear from those with hard water on the results they get.
I haven't ruled out getting a new washer yet and am leaning toward an LG 0642, but for now I need to find something to use that will not contribute to more build up and mold in my Maytag.
Opinions and suggestions appreciated.