What are 3 compartments of the Washing Machine Drawer?

Have you ever wondered what are the 3 compartments in your washing machine drawer?

If no then in which compartment you put the detergent?

Each compartment is for different use which is main wash, pre-wash, and fabric softener. You can also identify these with their respective symbols.

wash compartments in washing machine with symbols

Main Wash Compartment

For most of the cases, you will be using this compartment. Here the detergent powder or the liquid goes.

For washing the clothes you use this compartment.

The amount of detergent will be based on the number of clothes you put in.

This compartment is labeled as -> II

PreWash Compartment

In case your clothes are too dirty then it may need an additional wash before the actual wash.

This is called as pre-wash.

And for pre-wash you put the detergent in the pre-wash compartment which is labelled as -> I

Fabric Softener Compartment

If you ask me where does fabric conditioner go then my answer will be it goes in the fabric softener compartment.

It is the smallest from the other two compartments.

This can be easily determined in any washer by the additional leveler. You should not put fabric softener more than the line indicated with the Max option.

This compartment is indicated by a star symbol.

Variation in Washing Machine Drawer

Type I Detergent Drawer

Type I Detergent Drawer

All the 3 compartments are separate. These are the main wash, prewash, and fabric softener.

Type II Detergent Drawer

Type II Detergent Drawer

Here the drawer is divided into two compartments, one is the main wash and another is partitioned into the prewash and softener compartment respectively.

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