There is a recommended detergent dosage for front load washers and its best to stick carefully to the dosage the manufacturer of your machine recommends. Adding extra soap to your wash will not improve the quality of your wash but it could easily burn out your pump.
We recently repaired a front load washer for a customer in our workshop, which required clearing out all the soap build up which was interfering with the pump. As you can see in the picture below, it was producing suds all the way up the front face of the washer, just from the residue left in the machine when we were asked by our customer to repair.
When there is too much soap powder or detergent, it doesn’t act like water and just pump out, because the bubbles are too light; they continue to be present in the machine and it senses it must pump them out. So it just keeps trying, and eventually burns out…
Too much soap powder is bad on your skin anyway, so just stick with the recommended dosage, and you’ll save money as well.
The good news for this washer was that we were eventually able to clear all the soap residue and the machine is now washing multiple family loads again, but it is always best to limit the soap powder or detergent whether its a top loader or front loader but more importantly with a front loader.
If you have any issues with your washer you may be able to bring it to our workshop, or we can make a house call. Call us on 36301611 or drop in and see us at 108 Nudgee Rd Hamilton