Check all pockets for loose items.
¼ cup should be all you need, but check the detergent label. Excess soap can damage the machine, leave clothes dirty, and even leave them wet.
Use laundry pods for a premeasured, well-balanced clean. Place pods in the washer drum before you load clothes and never in the detergent slot
Only fill machine loosely, 2/3 full. Overfilling a washer can cause clothes to not get properly clean.
Secure zippers, buttons, snaps, and buckles to avoid snagging. Tie drawstrings and uncuff legs/sleeves.
Use separate loads for brights, darks, and whites to avoid color contamination.
Refer to clothing tags for proper care instructions