The correct detergent
All detergents produced for automatic
washing machines are suitable. Follow
the manufacturer's instructions and
dosage recommendations on the pack-
For users in Asia:
please use a low foaming detergent
suitable for use in front-loading ma-
The right amount to dispense
will depend on the following:
– the soiling level of the load
– the quantity of the laundry
– the water hardness level.
Check with your local water supplier
if you do not know the hardness level
in your area.
A water softener can be used to cut
down on the use of detergents in areas
with water hardness levels II and III.
Dispense according to the amount spe-
cified on the packaging. First add deter-
gent and then the water softener.
You can then use the recommended
amount of detergent for water hardness
Water hardness levels
0 – 1.5
0 – 8.4
1.5 – 2.5
8.4 – 14
Use dispensing aids, (e.g. balls) if these
are supplied with the detergent, particu-
larly when using liquid detergent.
Refill packs of detergent
When purchasing detergent buy refill
packs wherever possible. This helps re-
duce the amount of waste packaging.
Fabric conditioner and liquid
makes garments soft to handle and
helps prevent static cling when tumble
stiffens and gives body to items of laun-
dry, e.g. shirts, tablecloths and bed