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Old 07-31-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Powder bleach?

I'm wondering if anyone can tell me when and how to add powdered oxygen bleach to my FL washer?

I have a dispenser for liquid bleach...

I'm thinking maybe I'll put it in the detergent dispenser during my pre-rinse?

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You could put it in the detergent dispenser. I used to just add it to the drum with the diapers before I even turned it on.
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Toss it directly into the drum before you add the laundry.
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Okay - thanks! Does during my pre-rinse sound right?
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Okay - thanks! Does during my pre-rinse sound right?
I would add it to the drum with the dipes for the main wash. I've always thought that the pre-rinse was supposed to get as much of the ickies out before you add any detergent. Also, the pre-rinse should always be with cold water, and those powdered bleaches don't dissolve as well in cold water.
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Re: Powder bleach?

Try reading the directions for your washer. I bought some oxi-clean, and in the directions it said to add to the drum for a front loader. But then I read the instructions for my washer, and it said to put it in the detergent dispenser. So in the dispenser it goes for me.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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Re: Powder bleach?

I always dissolve it in super hot water and pour it down the detergent trap. It gives it a chance to activate and get groovy before going in with the clothes.
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