What's the difference between regular liquid soap and high efficiency liquid soap ?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by LKHomemail, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. LKHomemail

    LKHomemail Mouseketeer

    Jun 26, 2007
    was wondering if anyone knows the difference between the formula's of regular liquid and high efficiency liquid washing liquid detergent ? which one is more concentrated ? which is a better deal / more cost effective ?
  2. disneychrista

    disneychrista DIS Veteran

    Dec 26, 2002
    The HE liquid is designed for front loading washer's. It is designed to be less foamy. I know you use half the recommeded amount of regular in a front loader but not sure if you "can" use the HE in a regular top loader.
  3. dawson5

    dawson5 DIS Veteran

    Jul 15, 2009
    we just replaced the bearings on our maytag neptune front loader. We had to do this, when we called Maytag they would not just sell the bearings, you had to buy the tub, spinner arms and something else, on top of labor. If we let them do it, it would cost around $1000--price of a new washer. What we found by researching was that using non-HE detergent seemed to be the main cause of this (and a non-sealed bearing) but combo between the two caused it's downfall. I've learned my lesson and will not use any other detergent besides HE in my front loader. Our first clue that something was wrong was that the washer sounded like a jet taking off in the spin cycle.

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