Washing Machine Guides

How to correctly load detergent into your washing machine

Here’s a quick guide to correctly loading your Beko washing machine with detergent and softener:

  1. For the best results, make sure you put the detergent and softener into the right sections of your detergent drawer.
  2. The powder detergent goes into the largest section of the drawer, usually on the left hand side. If in any doubt, check your washing machine's manual.
  3. The liquid softener goes into the partially covered section of the drawer with the flower symbol. This is either in the centre or on the right hand side of the drawer, depending on your model.
  4. The third section of the drawer is for pre-wash detergent so you should add the relevent pre-wash detergent if you have selected the pre-wash function for your washing program.
  5. Ensure you add the correct amount of detergent and softener into the drawer according to your load size. Check the guidence on the pakaging of your detergent and softener for guidence and pay attention to the maximum level indicators in the detergent drawer sections. Less detergent may be required in soft water areas.
  6. Overfilling the drawer with detergent can lead to excessive foaming inside the washing machine which can cause problems with both your washing machine and the laundry inside.
  7. Make sure you store your detergents and fabric softeners carefully and safely. If you wish to store your detergent in a container other than its original packaging, ensure the container is securely sealed and water-tight and clearly label it.
  8. Always keep detergent and fabric softeners out of the reach of children and animals.

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†Source Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 2020 ed, as per major appliances definition, retail volume sales in units, 2019 data