Reason(s) for not putting detergent inside drum?
Hello all: I've been reading these boards with great interest and will be getting my new Samsung FL on Saturday. I've learned so much and want to be very pro-active about preventing any mold or mildew in my new washer.
I'm wondering -- with all the posts about mold building up in and around the detergent dispenser due to gunky detergent buildup -- is it really necessary to use the dispenser for dispensing detergent? Is there a special reason the HE detergent can't be put directly into the drum with the laundry?
I would imagine the reason might be to make sure the detergent mixes with water first and doesn't stain clothing -- but I haven't really seen any posts discussing this, so....just wanted clarification. It seems that additives like OxiClean and Borax can be added directly to the drum safely (at least I've read that some do this without problems). Why not the detergent, too?
Thanks for any advice!