The Differences Between a Front-loading and a Top-loading Washer
Why the Need for Less Detergent
A front-loading washing machine uses less water than conventional top-load washing machines. Top-loading washers
are designed to fill with water that's combined with detergent to create lots of suds; suds and soap clean clothes
and then the machine spins the clothes to get out the dirty water. Conversely, a front-loading machine washes
clothing without the need for a lot of soap and suds. It uses mostly water and steam with a modest amount of soap
to deep-clean clothes and then spins at a higher rate of speed to remove excess water from laundry items.
Girvin Coin Laundry's recommended detergent volume for a front-loading machine is half the volume you would use
for a top-loading washing machine.
Front-loading washing machine manufacturers usually recommend using only high efficient (HE) detergent in their
machines. The specific detergent amount depends on the load size, laundry soil condition and your water type.
Measure the detergent according to the product manufacturer's instructions for load size. Smaller loads require
less detergent than larger ones. For example, a half capful of liquid detergent or less is usually fine for smaller
loads whereas a larger load often requires almost a full cap of liquid detergent. In certain cases, you might need
to make minor adjustments to recommended measurements. In general, the dirtier the wash load, the more detergent