Can You Use Regular Detergent in HE Washers? | Hunker
You can use regular detergent in an HE washer; but there are specially formulated, low-suds detergents made for these front-loading machines. HE detergent typically costs more than regular laundry detergent, but you're able to use a lot less of it to clean a load of clothes. Use regular detergent only when there isn't any HE detergent available.