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One thing you should know before bringing home your new and highly e cient front load washing machine is
that this is not your mother’s old washing machine. Your old habits have to change if you are to get the most
out of your purchase. Front loading washing machine is di erent in almost every way from your trusty old
top load washer.
We scoured various sources for tips and tricks from the users experts and front load washing machine
owners. Read our list and save yourself time and money as you level the legs and put in your rst load.
1) Always Use High-E ciency Detergent
High-e ciency detergent is specially formulated for use in the front load washing machines. Manufacturers
will routinely recommend using only this type of soap in their machines because it is concentrated and
produces less suds.
2) Leave the Door Open W hen not in Use
These washers are notorious for putting o an unpleasant scent. This can be the result of the formation of
mold around door seals designed to keep water from leaking out during each cycle. If keeping the door open
does not help dry things out and prevent mold, there may be other sources behind the smell in your washer.
3) Regularly Run the Machine Cleaning Cycle
Run the cleaning cycle at least as often as the W hirlpool manufacturer suggests to prevent potential
problems with mold or mildew. Some front-loading washing machine users report success with adding
commercial products like A resh and Smelly Washer, which are soaps designed speci cally to keep mold and
mildew from forming on the inner workings of your front load washing machine.
4) Leave the Dispenser Drawer out When not in Use
Many people recommend leaving the dispenser drawer out when not in use. Front-load washing machine
users have reported the formation of mold in their de