Front-Loading & High Efficiency Washers
Our general recommendation for regular automatic top loading washers is to first dilute 1/4 teaspoon of bluing (or less, depending on wash load size) in 1-2 quarts of water. Then, you add the diluted bluing to your already full wash or rinse cycle.
It is important that bluing is well diluted before coming in contact with fabric. This principal still applies with high-efficiency and/or front-loading washing machines.
Most high efficiency and front-loading machines use less water than automatic machines. This means the bluing will ultimately be less diluted.
Do the dispensing drawers on your washer remain unlocked during the cycle, allowing you to add 1-2 quarts of liquid through the dispenser directly into the cycle after it has already filled with water? If so, simply dilute MSB as directed on the bottle and pour the diluted bluing through the dispensing drawer into the cycle after it has filled with water.
If the drawers on your washer lock, we recommend that you dilute MSB as directed on the bottle and then put as much diluted bluing as will fit into the largest available drawer.
You may wish to do some “testing” on old sheets or rags before proceeding to use MSB with garments or good bedding. Today, there are many designs in the high efficiency and front-loading category of washing machines and each handles the entry of product into the machine differently. So, you may want to experiment.
Many of our loyal customers are using MSB successfully in their high efficiency and front-loading washing machines.
If you have questions after reading this article, please feel free to contact us.