The washing machine has long been a faithful assistant of housewives. For the process of laundry processing to be happy with its results, it is necessary to strictly follow the rules of operation. First of all, it is necessary to know where to pour the powder into the washing machine and how much of it is needed for a normal wash.
Observance of our recommendations will help to operate the washing appliance correctly.
Rules for the use of detergents
Most often, modern units use powdered detergents with different compositions. They can be fully or partially synthetic, concentrated, or made of soap or herbal extracts, but their packaging must necessarily be labeled “for automatic washing”.
Where should I pour the laundry detergent?
Preparations for the manual treatment of laundry are categorically not recommended: they cause strong foaming, which can lead to clogging of the hose and, consequently, to leaks.
Pouring the powder into different types of washing machines is done differently. Semi-automatic machines usually do not have a separate cuvette for detergents, the powder is poured into the tank with the laundry.
Automatic machines with vertical loading have cells for powder, conditioner, and bleach on the inside of the upstairs hatch.
Front-loading washing machines have a compartment for detergents, as a rule, located in the upper left corner. Depending on the brand, its design may vary.
Let’s take a closer look at the design of the powder tray. The pull-out cuvette, which is designed to enter the detergent into the drum, has a clever design. As a rule, it is made of plastic: the front panel is the color of the body, and the inner surface is white or gray tone.
The device is divided into three, less often into four compartments, which are marked with letters, symbols, and Roman or Arabic numerals:
The largest compartment, designated by the numerals II, 2, or the letter B, is loaded with the detergent needed for the main wash cycle.
The medium-sized compartment, marked with the numbers I, 1, or the letter A, is designed for filling the detergent, which is used for pre-rinsing the laundry. Here you can also add bleach or stain remover.
The smallest compartment, which is usually located on the left, is designed for filling fragrances, and conditioners. This part can be marked with numbers III, and 3, the word Softener, the image of a flower (star).
To adjust the amount of softener, the conditioner compartment is often marked with a limiting strip with the inscription max, indicating the limit.
In some cases, this compartment is divided into two parts by a partition, and a removable module may also be used. One of them is provided for the conditioner itself, and the second – is for diluted starch, fragrance, or other additional substance.
Rules for loading the detergent
Powder in the cuvette is poured randomly, it is not necessary to distribute it evenly over the entire container: the main thing is not to spill it over the edges. After the manipulation, the compartment must be tightly closed, and then start the machine.
Some washing machines have levels in the cells, which allow controlling the amount of the poured detergent. However, housewives often pour the powder by eye, having memorized the amount from previous washes.
The design features of the machine help to ensure that the detergent (powder, conditioner) enters the drum with the flow of water supplied through the tray. In each compartment, there are openings, which create conditions for these products to be dissolved by the water jet and transferred to the tank.
Complete transportation of substances is facilitated both by the high pressure under which the water is supplied and by the smooth walls of the powder reception device which facilitate the exit of dissolved substances.
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