Where Do You Put Fabric Softener in Washing Machine?

Washing machines are one of the most versatile pieces of equipment around, but they each have their own quirks and tricks. One of the most common questions we get about washing machines is: “Where do you put fabric softener in the washing machine?”

In this article, we’ll go over how to put fabric softener into your washing machine, as well as when and why you might want to use it.

When you’re cleaning your clothes, you might be wondering where to put fabric softener in the washing machine. In fact, it’s a question that many of us have asked at one time or another. Here’s how to do it!

The fabric softener goes into the narrow, partially covered compartment with a flower symbol on it in your washing machine. This drawer is located in either center or right side of your washer and will open when you press wash or spin.

The drawer will open automatically when you select ‘wash’ or ‘spin’ on your washing machine, so there’s nothing else you need to do except make sure you’ve got enough liquid softener in there!

How Do You Put Fabric Softener in The Washing Machine?

If you’re new to laundry, then you might be wondering how to put fabric softener in the washing machine. But don’t worry! This is a pretty simple process that just requires a little bit of planning.

First, you need to decide which kind of fabric softener you want to use. There are many different varieties of fabric softener available on the market today, but they all basically do the same thing: they add moisture and softness to your clothes. Some types are better for certain fabrics than others, so it’s important that you choose one that suits your needs best.

Once you’ve decided on a type of fabric softener, it’s time for step two: measuring out how much liquid detergent powder or liquid softener you’ll need for your load of laundry. The amount will vary depending on how many items are going into the wash cycle as well as their size and weight (i.e., a small towel doesn’t take up as much space as an adult-sized shirt).

Finally, add your chosen type of fabric softener into the machine before starting your wash cycle just like any other type of detergent product would be added at this stage; however if using liquid form then you’ll want to add it into the fabric softener dispenser drawer if your washing machine has this feature.

What Are the 2 Compartments in A Washing Machine Drawer?

When you want to wash your clothes, the first thing you need is water. The washing machine has a main compartment where it holds the water and detergent. The second compartment is where you add fabric softener to the clothes after they have been washed.

The main wash compartment has three parts: detergent for the main wash, water softener, pre-soaking agent and bleach/stain remover. The second compartment contains fabric softener granules or liquid softener. You should use this compartment only when you are using liquid fabric softener because it can clog up a machine if you use too much of it in one go.

What Goes in The 3 Compartments in A Washing Machine?

The first compartment holds a pre-wash detergent that gets used before you put your clothes in the main wash cycle. This helps break down any dirt or stains that are stuck on your clothes and makes them easier to clean after they’re done soaking in water.

The second compartment holds the main wash cycle’s detergent, which is what actually cleans your clothes. There are many different kinds of detergents available to choose from depending on what kind of fabric you’re washing (cotton vs wool vs synthetic), how dirty your clothes are, and how much time you have!

Finally, there’s a third compartment for fabric softener/conditioner. This can be used as an alternative to dryer sheets and will help keep your clothes from getting scratchy without having to sit around waiting for them to dry completely before folding them up neatly and putting them away for another day!

Do I Put Detergent in Drawer 1 or 2?

The detergent for the main cycle goes into slot II (or 2). This is the most frequently-used compartment. Check your detergent packaging to see how much you should use, and remember it varies depending on how dirty your laundry is!

Some people might put too much detergent into Slot II and this will cause the machine to become unbalanced. If you put too little detergent into the machine, your clothes may not come out as clean as you would like them to.

Where Does Fabric Softener Go in Top Loader?

If you have a top-loading washing machine, you might be wondering where to put the fabric softener. You might even be wondering if you need fabric softener at all. The answer is yes, you do need fabric softener, and there are a few different ways to get it into your machine.

One way to put fabric softener into a top-loading machine is to pour it directly into the fabric softener dispenser. This is usually located near the top of the machine, on the front or side. If your machine doesn’t have a dispenser, you can pour the fabric softener directly into the washing machine tub.

Another way to get fabric softener into a top-loading machine is to add it to the rinse cycle. You can do this by pouring the fabric softener into the fabric softener dispenser or into the washing machine tub. If your machine doesn’t have a dispenser, you can add the fabric softener to the rinse cycle by pouring it into the pre-wash cycle. This will ensure that the fabric softener is evenly distributed throughout the load.

Lastly, you can add fabric softener to the washing machine tub before you start the cycle. This method is best if you’re using a high-efficiency washing machine because the fabric softener will be evenly distributed throughout the load.

No matter which method you use, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding fabric softener to your machine.

What if My Washer Doesn’t Have a Fabric Softener Dispenser?

In a top-loading washer without dispensers, add fabric softener to the tub water during rinse cycle. To prevent staining clothing, pour into the water instead of directly on clothes

When adding liquid fabric softener, fill a cup with water and add 1/2 teaspoon of softener. Stir well and pour into washer tub before beginning wash cycle.

For powdered fabric softener, add 1/2 cup of powder directly into the water before starting the washing cycle.

Can You Put the Fabric Softener in The Detergent Dispenser?

First and foremost, it’s important to check your washing machine’s manual to see where the fabric softener should be added. In most cases, it should be placed in the detergent and bleach drawer. However, the location can vary between machines, so it’s important to double check. Once you’ve located the correct spot, use the measuring cup to add the fabric softener.

While adding fabric softener to the detergent compartment is the most common method, there are some instances where it’s not the best option. For example, if you’re washing a load of heavily soiled laundry, you may want to add the fabric softener to the pre-wash cycle. This will help break down any oils or dirt that may be clinging to your clothes.

Additionally, if you have a high-efficiency washing machine, you may want to avoid adding fabric softener to the detergent compartment. This is because HE detergent doesn’t work well with fabric softener, and it can actually cause your clothes to come out less clean.

If you’re not sure whether or not you should add fabric softener to the detergent compartment, err on the side of caution and add it to the pre-wash cycle or skip it altogether. Your clothes will still come out clean and soft, and you’ll avoid any potential damage to your washing machine.


There you have it! Now you know where to put fabric softener in your washing machine. Be sure to follow the instructions on your fabric softener bottle so that you use the right amount. too much fabric softener can actually make your clothes feel stiff, so it’s important to use the right amount.

If you’re not sure how much fabric softener to use, start with the lower amount and increase it if you feel like your clothes could use a little more softness. Experiment until you find the perfect amount for your laundry needs.

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