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How to use OxiClean in front load washer

Learn the different recommended methods of how to use OxiClean in front load washer. Now it is easy to get your clothes and even your unmentionables stain-free, and squeaky clean, without any of the usual annoying hassle of soaking them elsewhere when you have a front loading clothes washing machine.

Oxiclean in front load washer


When I first got my front loading washing machine I had no idea that there was going to be such a learning curve in order to get my families clothes really clean…but there is!

It does seem to be harder to do any type of deep soaking, and since I try to avoid using bleach as much as possible, I had to find out how to use OxiClean with my “new” (to us) washing machine.

Since it wasn’t common knowledge to me, I just thought I would like to share what I found with you while I was searching for an easy solution.

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According to the FAQ’s section of the OxiClean website there are three methods to try.

These different methods that will allow you to use OxiClean® powder in your front-loading washer.

Please just choose the one that will work best for your machine, or your personal situation.

*Be sure to follow the recommendations of the machine’s manufacturer.*

How to add OxiClean To Front Load Washer

Method 1:

Completely dissolve one ounce of OxiClean® Versatile Stain Remover in 16 ounces of tap water and add the mixture to the wash through an external dispenser after the machine has started to agitate.

*In my opinion, this is the best method to use if your machine will allow it.

Method 2:

If your machine is a brand that does not have an external dispenser, you may mix one ounce of OxiClean® Versatile Stain Remover with your powdered detergent.

Method 3:

If you use a liquid detergent, you may dissolve one ounce of OxiClean® Versatile Stain Remover in 16 ounces of tap water and pour the mixture into the bleach dispenser. Or add OxiClean® Versatile Stain Remover powder directly to the empty tub BEFORE adding clothes.

So, there you go. All of the info in one spot and no need to go searching around.

It’s a bit more of a pain than I thought it would be, but at least I can still use OxiClean to remove deep stains from my families clothes.

Another helpful front loader laundry tip

One other tip that I thought was helpful, something that I didn’t know before buying a front loader (thought I would mention it in case any of you are new to front loaders too), which you may want to know if you’re considering buying a front load washing machine…

Make sure to leave the door open after you’re done washing your clothes so that the machine can dry out in between uses, otherwise it will soon smell like something died in there due to a build up of mildew that naturally happens in hot wet places. 

Believe me, I know this from experience…ha ha.;)

*If you like this article, you’re also going to find my tips on how to wash and disinfect second-hand clothes, how to make clothes soft naturally , and how to get grease stains out of clothes (even if it’s been baked in by the dryer) super helpful too!

Oxiclean FAQ’s

Do you use both oxiclean and detergent?

Yes, in most laundry washing scenarios, it’s common to use both Oxiclean and detergent. Oxiclean is meant to be a laundry additive that helps to boost the cleaning power of your detergent. It’s particularly effective at removing tough stains, brightening whites, and revitalizing colors.

However, Oxiclean is not a detergent on its own; it doesn’t contain the surfactants needed to lift and remove dirt and oils from fabrics.

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In conclusion, embracing the new-found power of using Oxiclean in your front load washing machine unlocks a world of possibilities for achieving immaculate, crisp laundry.

As we conclude this insightful journey, armed with a newfound understanding of how to use Oxiclean in front load washer, you’re empowered to bid farewell to stubborn stains, lingering odors, and dingy fabrics.

Remember, the key lies in the balance of proper measurement, timing, and technique.

By incorporating this dynamic information into your laundry routine, you’re not only preserving the quality of your garments but also redefining cleanliness standards and ensuring that your clothing lasts as long as possible.

So, let the joy of freshly cleaned clothes be your reward—a testament to the harmonious fusion of Oxiclean’s prowess and your front load washer’s efficiency.

Here’s to many loads of flawlessly clean laundry ahead!

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