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Which compartment do I put the washing powder in?

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Purplebutterflies Mon 13-Feb-17 09:56:02

I know that seems like an odd question, I have washed clothes before, honest! blush I've always used liquid washing stuff, but washing powder was cheaper so I bought that instead.

I've gone to put it in the machine, and I usually put the fabric softer in the middle compartment, but now I'm wondering if that's where the powder should be going? confused

Etak15 Mon 13-Feb-17 09:59:06

The biggest part is normall for the powder might have little marking on in 1,2 &3
You put it in 2, 3 for fabric softener usually smallest bit

00100001 Mon 13-Feb-17 09:59:06

take a photo of the drawer.

Normally it's the biggest compartment And/or The one with a 2/ ii

00100001 Mon 13-Feb-17 09:59:46

1/i is prewash
The flower symbol is for conditioner

LIZS Mon 13-Feb-17 10:00:56

Middle one of ours is for detergent. The one with a flower symbol is for softener. Can you post pic as dm's is a different configuration.

SherlockPotter Mon 13-Feb-17 10:03:44

My washer goes: 1. Pre-wash, 2. Fabric Conditioner, 3. Washing Powder.

WellTidy Mon 13-Feb-17 10:22:48

Ours has three compartments. From left to right, they are softener (there is a little lid on a hinge, and its the smallest compartment in the whole drawer), then another compartment in the middle which is where the powder goes, and then another compartment on the right hand side which is for pre-wash.

RedBugMug Mon 13-Feb-17 10:26:23

the drawers are usually numbered.
a smaller one with 1 or l for prewash
a larger one with 2 or ll for main wash
a flower for softener

I just put the powder directly into drum, we have low water pressure in winter and not all powder would be taken from the drawer.

00100001 Mon 13-Feb-17 10:29:28

take a photo - it's the only way we will be able to help you.

rabbit123 Tue 14-Feb-17 17:49:00

Usually the powder goes in the biggest compartment. It's 2 on my washer.

You'll probably notice powder washes a lot better too

Cellardoor23 Tue 14-Feb-17 18:37:18

I'm having the same problem (recently changed to powder) I've just been putting it into the drum.

This is the picture of it though (no numbers from what I can see) can someone tell me which bit the powder is supposed to go in? And what the other bits are for blush It's a hotpoint if that's any help.

Cellardoor23 Tue 14-Feb-17 18:38:14

I'm assuming the biggest compartment on the right? I just want to double check though!

00100001 Tue 14-Feb-17 18:43:21

we have the same drawer!

It'sthe curved one know the right

The blue one is for conditioner
The triangle one in the middle is for pre-wash

00100001 Tue 14-Feb-17 18:44:00

It's the curved one on the right *

PolterGoose Tue 14-Feb-17 18:46:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Cellardoor23 Tue 14-Feb-17 18:54:18

Ah ok! Thank you!

littleoctonauts Tue 14-Feb-17 21:07:12

Slight tangent, how do you put powder straight in the drum? And does this avoid having to wash out the powder drawer??grin I don't use fabric conditioner. I used to use eco wash balls and one thing I miss since switching to powder is not having to wash out the drawer!😥

PolterGoose Tue 14-Feb-17 21:17:41

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Sunnysidegold Thu 16-Feb-17 09:41:19

Op I have the same bit for conditioner and the long curved one for powder.

On a separate note, red bug mug, I have the same problem with powder being left in the drawers, but it only happened in this machine since we moved house last year. I have been carefully with measuring the amount of powder so am.wondering about the water pressure now.thanks for bringing this to my attention.

littleoctonauts Thu 16-Feb-17 14:38:16

Thanks PolterGoose

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