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How do you use gain pods in a HE washer?

Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020

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How to Dose Tide PODS®:
  1. Determine the size of your load to avoid overloading your washer.
  2. Take the laundry pac out of the box with dry hands.
  3. Place the pac(s) at the back or bottom of the machine drum, not in the dispenser drawer.
  4. Place clothes into the washer on top of the laundry pac.

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Besides, can I use pods in my HE washer?

The pods and packs work well in standard top load washers and high-efficiency (HE) top-loading and front-loading washers. If the washer has an automatic detergent or fabric softener dispenser, skip them. The pod must be placed directly in the drum; NEVER in a dispenser drawer.

Also, how do laundry pods work? Their pods are basically highly concentrated Tide detergent (the detergent in pods contain 10% water, while the regular liquid detergent is 90% water) inside a small, dissolvable film in square-shapes. The protective film completely dissolves in water, without being an environmental hazard.

Moreover, how do you use gain pods in a washing machine?

Top loader. If you're using Gain Flings, toss a pac into the drum first – the clothes only come after. This will allow the detergent to properly dissolve during the wash cycle. For small and medium loads use only one pac, for large loads use two pacs and for extra-large loads use three pacs.

Are gain pods he?

Use with any laundry set-up, because Gain flings! pacs dissolve in both hot and cold water and are HE compatible.

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Do dishwasher pods clog drains?

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Do laundry pods really work?

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Can I put liquid detergent in the drum?

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Can you use gain flings in a regular washer?

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Do Tide Pods work in cold water?

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What happens if you use too many Tide Pods?

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