One of the most common problems we see in the laundromat is soap overload!!! The front load washers are high efficiency so less is needed. Often we see the washing machines turn white with suds as bubbles flow out of the top and back overflow valves – and it keeps coming and coming, more and more ( liquid fabric softener will help overtake the suds! Hint, Hint…. ) So…add a little in the beginning, you can always add a little more as the machine fills up, but once you add too much…..it is time for a second wash ( no soap the 2nd time please… ) In the long run, it is easier on your clothes, cheaper on your budget and saves time, too.