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Using Homemade Laundry Detergent In a Front Loader


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November 9, 2011

A front loading washing machine.I'm very intrigued by the idea of making my own laundry detergent, but I'm also a bit concerned. We purchased a front loader a few years ago and had the same problem as many with odors. After trying different ideas, I stopped using liquid laundry detergent and fabric softener. I now use powdered and the smell is gone.

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I'm worried that the homemade detergent, being liquid, would start the odor problems again. Has anyone had experience with this? Thanks so much for your advice.

By Jess from Hillsboro, OR

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November 10, 20110 found this helpful
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The smell in the washer comes from leaving the door closed and the moisture inside causes mildew/mold. It isn't typically related to your detergent.

You can make dry homemade detergent if you prefer that kind. Just look at the different recipes and you'll find that variety too.

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November 4, 2011

Are the homemade washing detergent recipes OK for front loader washing machines?

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November 7, 20110 found this helpful
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I make my own liquid laundry detergent and use it all the time in my front loader. Works wonderfully!

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