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Old 11-16-2007, 03:35 PM   #31
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Re: Can I use Dawn with HE FL? Any "natural" HE detergents?

Where do you find country save? I haven't seen it anywhere?


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Old 11-16-2007, 03:50 PM   #32
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My local HFS had a large box of powder for 14.00. I would look online. Their website says where to buy if I remember right. Hope you can find some. Even with shipping it's worth it IMO. I chose it over Planet due to the corn ingredients in Planet. I read about yeast thriving on corn and decided Country Save was a safer choice. But I have heard very good things about Planet too.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:01 PM   #33
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Re: Can I use Dawn with HE FL? Any "natural" HE detergents?

To add the WS and SG, just add the powdered WS to warm water and then add the simple green, and then turn it back to whatever water setting you were planning to use. I would think it would be best to make sure it dissolves in warm, you know? You know how to use the detergent thingy with a FL, right? You don't put it in the washing basin, but there is a place specifically for adding the detergent. For my Neptune it's on the top.
Okay, my washer (Maytag Elite) is here now but I am still confused about adding the SG & WS. I put the WS into the detergent drawer, right? Do I open the washer and put the SG directly in there after some water has been added? I know I can't put them together in the detergent drawer.
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:27 PM   #34
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Re: Can I use Dawn with HE FL? Any "natural" HE detergents?

I started using Allens and then tried Charlies- I came to the conclusion that they just aren't strong enough to clean dipes properly.
I have an LG & my routine is:

Cold quick delicate (uses the most water for a better rinse) cycle with about 1/3 cup of vinegar in the detergent spot- you may not have to do this but I swear it is what got rid of our ammonia.
Sanitary cycle with half capful of Tide Free HE and a couple squirts of Dawn in the prewash compartment- I don't know if it's necessary but feel like it keeps buildup at bay- I don't think you could use Dawn as your only soap (at least not in a FL) because it is really high sudsing. I add an extra rinse to this cycle and hang my pockets to dry and dry my inserts/pf's on high.

The easiest thing you can do is use more detergent (you may have to give in a use a non natural detergent for your dipes to get completely clean) for stinky dipes- just add an extra warm rinse- it's better to rinse dipes better than not get them clean enough in the first place.
I don't know about country save- please update this if it works well for you for a couple weeks.
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