How to avoid making mistakes when dosing your detergent? Here’s what the experts recommend.
How much detergent to put in your washing machine?
It is important to know the right amount of detergent to use when washing clothes.
Usually people think that adding more detergent is more effective and removes all the dirt, but specialists have a very different opinion.
Excessive use can cost you dearly and make clothes harder to clean. Experts explain that too much detergent causes a film to form on the fabric, which will prevent clothes from washing properly.
It is therefore recommended to use a special measuring container for dosing.
If you have a washing machine with a load of 4 to 5 kg, use only 50 ml of detergent. For a washing machine with a 6-8 kg load, use only 75 ml. Finally, you can use 100 ml of liquid detergent for a 9 kg washing machine
The measuring cup helps you measure the correct amount of detergent to add to the washing machine. Too much detergent can cause the washing machine to break down and the solution can form suds that will leak out of the machine.
What are the consequences of too much detergent?
Appliances can be damaged if we do not use the right amount of detergent correctly.
Viscous deposits in the tub of the washing machine
This shows that the washing machine was unable to break down all the laundry detergent. All you have to do to remove the sticky residue is run a rinse cycle for your clothes.
The washing machine gives off an unpleasant odor
Your washing machine gives off an unpleasant odor if you use too much detergent. Yes, you heard right ! If you use too much solution, the residue can lead to the appearance of mold, which is responsible for unpleasant odors. Specialists recommend filling the tank with detergent to the limit indicated by the manufacturer.
Clothes are stained or dull
Colored clothes, especially black ones, end up coming out of the washing machine looking dull when we use more detergent than we should. Clothes come out with white spots. It is best to wash them by hand.
The washing machine does not drain or stops in the middle of the cycle
Too much detergent can prevent water from draining properly. Foam can also prevent the washing machine from working.
Usually, the recommendations given on the product packaging tend to exceed the amount needed.
In addition, they are generally indicated for conventional 5 kilo washing machines. We can therefore think that a larger washing machine of 7 kilos or more would need a larger amount of detergent.
So remember to dose your detergent well before starting your washing machine!