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Powder in the washing machine drum?

(6 Posts)
DorisShutt Thu 25-Apr-13 09:32:06

Can you put stuff straight into the drum, bypassing the drawer and does it work as well?

I'm thinking specifically Vanish powder that I use to help with the stains on clothes DS wears to nursery.

I'm finding that adding it to the drawer just causes a blockage and the washing ends up not smelling clean so I have to redo it. (I use liquid so it seems to go claggy with the powder and not come out of the drawer).

Anyone do this?

PigletJohn Thu 25-Apr-13 09:37:00

yes

PolterGoose Thu 25-Apr-13 11:44:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MousyMouse Thu 25-Apr-13 20:07:21

yes, I always do it since in previous place the water pressure was too low to dissolve it in the drawer. nice side effect: no more manky drawer.

SwishSwoshSwoosh Thu 25-Apr-13 20:10:33

I heard tell that liquid contributes to mouldy washing machines so maybe switch back to powder full stop, added to the drum.

BoreOfWhabylon Thu 25-Apr-13 20:12:59

Yes, I always put it in the drum. I use less than half the recommended amount of powder and same amount of soda crystals. No fabric conditioner either.

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