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    Question Tide for carpet cleaning

    I know I saw a thread where people used Tide in carpet cleaning machines, but did a search & nothing came up. Can someone tell me how much you used & is there any reason I shouldn't use this in a borrowed machine? I'd hate to mess something up.

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    I did hear Tide and other detergents weren't good for carpets.. I'd just go buy carpet cleaner. JMO.

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    I've never used Tide in mine, but my thought is that it would leave a lot of suds behind? Thanks to the suggestions here, I went to Dollar Tree and bought Awesome cleaner, and I use that for everything now...including to clean my carpets. I just pour a whole bottle in the carpet cleaner, and I also put a little in the water dispenser. My carpets have never looked better and it only costs me a buck. The Bissell cleaning formula I had been using was about $8 a bottle.

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    Tide is what they call a "high sudser". I would use a carpet cleaner. I'd say you could spot clean with a solution of tide and water, but go sparingly on the tide!

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    Well, 2 or 3 people said they used it in their machines, and I was wondering how much. I've tried every suggestion ever made, and nothing has helped this carpet. I read the thread suggesting Tide on here, but it seems to have just disappeared.

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    If I was going to use the Tide I'd make sure I used the (he) for front load washers, it suds less. Although I would still worry about the residue that the detergent would leave behind in the carpet.
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    Well, I didn't use the Tide. Used machine stuff, and, if it's possible, the carpet looks worse than it did before. Nothing seems to work on heavy traffic areas.

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    How much water does the cleaner hold? try 1/4 a cup maybe 1/2 cup tide ...if you have tried everything else that surely wont hurt it.

    what kind of carpet are you trying to clean? what color...type of stains?
    Last edited by wishingstar; 06-21-2006 at 01:16 PM.

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    I've used Greased Lightning and have gotten fantastic results with it. I went over my carpet again with clear water and got it all out. Greased Lightning is about the best stuff I've ever used. I use it for everything and it has never wrecked anything. I even used it on a silk blouse and got great results.

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    That's a new one--will give that a try! Thanks! (How much & are you talking about putting it in a carpet cleaning machine?

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