Question about Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

3 Answers

Does kenmore recommend liquid or powdered detergent for front load machine

Posted by on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 33 Answers

You can use liquid or powder.

Use only High Efficiency detergents. The package for this type of
detergent will be marked "HE" or "High Efficiency." This wash
system, along with less water, will create too much sudsing with a
regular non-HE detergent. Using regular detergent will likely result
in washer errors, longer cycle times and, reduced rinsing
performance. It may also result in component failures and
noticeable mold or mildew.

Please vote

Thank you

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

Ad

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Kenmore Master
  • 9,472 Answers

Only HE detergents should be used in these washers. High-efficiency front or top-loading washers are designed for low water level and a tumbling washing action. HE detergents are low sudsing and specially formulated to provide clean washloads in these energy-saving washers.

Use of any other kind of detergent in a high efficiency washer, not only can confuse your washer cycle but prevent it from washing or rinsing properly. HE detergents are comparable in price to other detergents; look for the symbol and ensure you are using the correct detergent for your high-efficiency washer.

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

Ad

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,702 Answers

Liquid is best as powder is mostly made of a "clay base" in its detergents??? yes i did say clay!

Posted on Nov 28, 2010

2 Suggested Answers

Anonymous

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

duby1990

Justin Duby

  • 370 Answers

SOURCE: Is powder or liqued detergent better for front

They are trying to make money off you!!!!!!! LIQUID!!!! Dont ever!!! use powder soap in your front loader. Powder soap doesnt dissolve all the way and then gets into the bearings of the washer and eats them away! This caused about a 450 dollar repair for your repairman. Never use powder soap.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Use Top Loader or Front Loader detergents Do you need to dissolve all powders or liquids before washing Can you alter spin time or speed


the use of liquid detergents is recommended over powders in washing machines as they do leave a mud build up over time in the bottom of the wash bowl
no they do have to be dissolved before use
spin speeds are set in the machine program and cannot be altered
spin time is set in the machine program and cannot be altered
use the recommended detergents for the machine because if you use top loader detergent in a front loader it will froth up excessively and cause problems for a front loader machine
the suitability of use for the detergent ( powder or liquid) is clearly marked on the labelling on the bottle or packet

Feb 24, 2015 | Poulan Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration...

3 Answers

Where do i put liquid detergent in top stacking may tag older model


Just pour the liquid/powder into the wash tub prior to loading clothes... this machine does not have a detergent dispenser...

Jul 06, 2014 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Why can't I use liquid color-safe bleach in Kenmore Elite top loading washer?


IF the instructions advise against using bleach in that machine then it is probably because the bleach will affect certain parts / rubbers of the machine and will lead to costly repairs if used.. Try a bleach free soil remover like nappy-san or vanish pink in conjunction with a liquid detergent rather than a powder detergent

Aug 03, 2013 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Should I put powder detergent in the tray or in the drum in my Asko front load washer?


But the powder in the tray. I have a asko washer myself
You should to able to go on line and download your manual
Go to Asko.com Good Luck

Feb 12, 2013 | Asko W6461 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

I have an ariston awd 121 front loader washer dryer. What kind of soap does it call for? Can it be the powder? Does it have to be liquid? Does it have to be a certain brand/type?


To my knowledge all front loading washers require low sudsing high efficiency (he) detergent and these only come in liquid. A powdered detergent could probably be used, but I'd try a 1/4 of the recommended amount for a normal load first. Also it is not recommended. Regular liquid detergent can also probably be used but i'd start with 1/2 the the amount for a normal load. If you don't use the recommended "he detergents" expect occasional oversudsing problems and possibly even early drain pump death. Hope this helps.
Here is the owner's manual for your machine:

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/25710/ARISTON-Laundry-Centers-L0520687

Jan 12, 2013 | Ariston Technologies Ariston AWD12 Front...

1 Answer

What is the partion insert for the washing powder container for?


Hi,

Welcome to FixYa.

That is the Liquid detergent partition...P/N 8061633. ( part number )

**This from ASKO...

Because ASKO washers use less water than conventional top-loading washers, you need less detergent and fabric softener. We recommend that you use a low-sudsing powder detergent only, preferably a high-efficiency (HE) detergent designed specifically for front-loading washers.

**(Liquid detergents tend to suds more, which make them more difficult to rinse out.)**

Detergent - The amount of detergent needed varies, depending on the detergent you use. For high-efficiency detergent specifically for front-loading washers, you should use the amounts recommended by the manufacturer.


Also, the amount of detergent needed can vary due to differences in water hardness. (Refer to the Use and Care Guide for more details.) If you choose to use a liquid detergent, start out with a very small amount, such as one or two tablespoons.


Hope that answers your question, let me know please.Thanks for choosing FixYa for your repair solutions today. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Please take a moment and rate the solution provided for you as well as a testimony if you feel it warranted.

Good luck.


Regards,


Macmarkus :)






Oct 22, 2010 | Asko W6021 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

When in wash it dosent remove all soap powder from clothes


I don't know how you are administering the soap powder to the machine..but for one, its recommended that you use detergent thats made exclusively for the front loader washer, usually says "he" on the front of the LIQUID detergent, they recommend that you use liquid detergent on top of that, BUT if you have to use regular powder detergent it must be put inside the tub and NOT the pull out detergent drawer. The reason why they want you to use liquid is because the powder detergent is not concentrated and when you use it, it lathers up alot and its harder for the front loader machine to clean out the clothes and I was told that they (sales agents) have heard of soap suds and bubble floods coming from the machine due to either using the powder detergent or using too much. Hope that this helps!!

May 15, 2010 | Zanussi ZJ1217 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Is powder or liqued detergent better for front


They are trying to make money off you!!!!!!! LIQUID!!!! Dont ever!!! use powder soap in your front loader. Powder soap doesnt dissolve all the way and then gets into the bearings of the washer and eats them away! This caused about a 450 dollar repair for your repairman. Never use powder soap.

Feb 19, 2009 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

1 Answer

How to use liquid detergent and powered bleach?


You should be using a HE liquid detergent. Does you machine have a dispenser for that? The detergent should go in that dispenser. You can put the powdered bleach right into the drum before you load the clothes. I am assuming this is an all fabric bleach.



Happy Clean Clothes!

Aug 18, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

3 Answers

Stuck on SUDS


my wife runs into the same problem, sometimes she reruns the cycle and sometimes it continues itself. i am presently trying to solve it. she thinks it might be the detergent, she is useing gain powder and liquid.

Sep 22, 2007 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer Logo

496 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Washing Machines Experts

Harvey Mahal

Level 2 Expert

39 Answers

Kristen Denison
Kristen Denison

Level 1 Expert

13 Answers

James Hensley
James Hensley

Level 2 Expert

161 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...