My son has a new fangled eco friendly front loader, and he does not like it! Doesn't do a good job cleaning clothes, plus the special detergent you must use is a lot more expensive.
Al, try a little vinegar in with the whites. Do a little research, but we use it and it seems to help.
You can also use the vinegar as a fabric softener.
Here's a recipe for granulated detergent for front loads that works well. You mix them all together, it's really cheap and makes quite a bit of it. The Oxyclean is optional, but I think it helps with stain lifting.
1 - 76 oz box of Borax
1 - 55 oz box of Washing Soda
1 - 64 oz box of Baking Soda
3 - bars of Fels-Naptha soap (grated fine, use a cheese grater)
2 - containers of Oxyclean (about 56 oz total)
Makes about 2? (I can't remember) ice cream pails full of detergent. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. Pour right over the clothes when you load the washer.
Edited by Cat385B, December 06, 2012 - 11:14 AM.