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How to determine detergent concentration for bulk dispensers

Some front load and top load washers have the ability to use a Bulk Dispensing system, which uses an automatic dispenser for liquid HE detergent. This allows the consumer to fill the dispenser in advance, and it will automatically dispense the correct amount of detergent based on the load selected and the water hardness selected.

It is important to understand detergent concentration, as you need to input this setting on the machine.

 

ABOUT DETERGENT CONCENTRATION

 

Today’s liquid HE detergents are concentrated. Most brands of concentrated HE detergent will show the level of concentration on the bottle. If so, simply set the concentration level in the Precision or Optimal Dispense menu to match the level shown on the bottle.

However, if the detergent bottle does not give the concentration, it can be easily calculated. Just divide the package size in fluid ounces by the number of loads. Then refer to the chart below to find the concentration.

If you do not get your desired cleaning results, try using a lower concentration number. If you have excess suds, try using a higher concentration number.

 

Concentration

Number of Ounces ÷ Number of Loads

1X >2.5
2X 1.5 - 2.49
3X 0.9 - 1.49
4X 0.7 - 0.89
5X .05 - 0.69
6X 0.3 - 0.49

 

Once the setting is selected, it will stay at that concentration level. However, touching the controls will change the setting. Once you have selected the concentration level desired, you should not touch the control again, unless resetting the concentration level.

 

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