Most front load washer manufacturers recommend high efficiency (HE) detergents to be used in their machines. Why is that?
These front load washers are high efficiency machines which use less water and less energy. They do not have an agitator and they function using a tumbling system. A front load washer cleans clothes through a lift and drop motion. HE detergents are concentrated detergents that remove stains and clean clothes effectively. They are specially formulated to produce very low amounts of suds. The low sudsing characteristic is particularly important since these front load washers use less water. Clothes will be easier to rinse using these HE detergents.
Using regular detergents on these front load washers may produce large amount of suds with detergent and dirt left on clothes and may even cause your machine to function poorly. For your front load washer to work effectively and for your clothes to last longer, use the right type and quantity of detergent recommended.