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Old 10-09-2012, 06:45 AM   #11
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Re: Tide users

Okay so I now have the correct version of Tide- it has the little HE symbol on it. Do I need to do something to clean out my washer before I try to use the correct detergent in it?

I'm still rinsing those diapers from yesterday that I washed in the non-HE version.

This is what I had been doing when I messed up with the wrong type of detergent:

Wash on Delicate warm, Heavy Soil, Water Plus option, with an extra rinse on warm. - this is the highest water setting on my washer.
Then I add the detergent in the Normal Wash cycle on hot with heavy soil and the water plus option with and extra rinse on cold


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Old 10-09-2012, 07:06 AM   #12
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I would just run a few empty sanitize or washer cleaning cycles (if you have that option) until there are no more suds.

I did that before I prepped our diapers - just out of curiosity - and even though we use HE detergent religiously, after 18 months of daily use there was some detergent buildup and a few suds during the cycle. I'd imagine it would be worse with non HE detergent in the inner workings of the washer. Good luck!
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