I have a well so there is no chlorine in the water. I do use bleach now and then. My water is also relatively soft. I just switch around with detergents. Tide, Cheer, powder and liquid and All liquid now and then. Used to use All Free Clear all the time because of sensitive skin issue with a family member. My washer is a Maytag Neptune 4000 which I have had 11 years this Jan. Only 1 repair and it was in warranty. Had the control board/door lock issue. Been fine ever since(knock wood). Hope the spider keeps holding! Thanks for the info.