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Tide Original Powder Laundry Detergent

Attacks even 7 day-old stains.

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Tide Original Powder Laundry Detergent

  • Attacks Even 7 Day-Old Stains

  • Specially designed for regular and high efficiency machines

  • #1 recommended by washing machine manufacturers**

Overview

Attack even 7 day-old stains with Tide Original HE Turbo Powder Laundry Detergent with Acti-Lift Crystals. It’s formulated with HE Turbo technology, that’s why it’s the #1 recommended detergent by washing machine manufacturers*.

*based on sales: Nielsen Syndicated Laundry Detergent Category - Total US xAOC - $ 

**Based on co-marketing agreements 

Dosage

Measure with scoop.

  • For medium loads, fill to bar 1.

  • For large loads, fill to bar 3.

  • For he full loads, fill to bar 5.

Start washer, add detergent, then add clothes.

Full HE loads: Fill to bar 5. Large loads: Fill to bar 3. Medium loads: Fill to bar 1.

Safety

Tide safety tips: After each use, completely close the container, and immediately store the container out of reach of children in an appropriate location.

Overall Review

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Value3/5
Quality3/5
Pros
None!
Cons
None!
New towels ruined and a few clothes items as well
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Value1/5
Quality1/5

I’ve been using Tide powder for about 7 months now. This last box I purchased with acti lift must have been very potent that it left bleach spots all over my new towels and on a few clothes items.

01/29/2021
Nothing is better than Tide Powder
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

I have been washing my family's clothes for twenty-five (25) years. I have tried almost every premium laundry detergent. While others are good, Tide Powder is the best cleaner and leaves a fresh fragrance. P & G cannot improve on perfection.

01/11/2021
Nothing like Tide
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

Just started using the powder again after like 20 years. The scent seems to be the true original scent. It does a great job cleaning. Tide is the best.

11/09/2020
Everything changes, so did Tide
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Value2/5
Quality2/5

60 y/o fondly remembers helping Mom (who only used Tide) with the wash because I loved the smell of the clean laundry so much. The fresh smell began to fade in the late 90s, but it is now g.o.n.e. Worse yet, I realized about 5 years ago my whites were turning gray so I had to start using additives to get my whites white and towels fresh-smelling; regardless of temp, and new machine!! What happened?! I've tried buying from various stores thinking Costco got B grade or something, but there is no difference. I've been dragging my feet not wanting to change, but the quality has not kept up with the price so it is time to cut loose. If I have to use additives, I may as well buy cheaper detergent. Strange as it sounds, I feel like I'm leaving an old friend. Tide has been part of my life for a long time. Sad!

11/06/2020
Powder detergent beats liquid, hands down.
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

In my experience, tide powder is the best. The only use I have for the liquid, is to pretreat oily spots. So, pods are out. I only wish there were single usage packaging. Husband and grandkids, you know... I DO, repackage my powder into big ziplock bags, which I then place in the original carton. Less lumpy that way. AND, I measure out exactly how much is meant by the lines in the stupid scoops. (It differs by The “type” of tide... sigh). I then use a two tablespoon scoop to measure out the correct amount for my loads. OTHERWISE, I use too much, and it doesn’t rinse out properly. Even with all of that finagling, Tide powder is still (hands down) the best at cleaning my laundry!

10/19/2020
The powder residue left on shirts
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Value2/5
Quality1/5

I am a fan of Tide but I purchase large boxes in bulk and this powder left residues on our clothes. I was very disappointed and I hope the other products do not.

07/20/2020
Why does laundry have to smell like candy now?
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Value2/5
Quality4/5

P&G: Please bring back the 80's original scent!!! You might get a BIG surprise! Your sweet versions are keeping many from buying your product!

01/18/2020
Box is poorly designed
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Value2/5
Quality1/5

When I opened the box, the corners tore, such that powder detergent spilled out. Once I've done a few loads the contents should be low enough to avoid further spilling, but this is a poor design.

11/07/2019
Cleans fantastic but smells like diapers!
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Value4/5
Quality4/5

Powdered Tide detergents are my favorite. But Original smells bad! Wish I could sample the other scents without committing to the full box.

10/22/2019
this product is exactly what I needed!!
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

After reading the reviews for this product, I think Americans will whine and complain about ANYTHING. They will find a way to be unhappy about ANYTHING. It is LAUNDRY DETERGENT.

03/17/2019
Life time user unhappy with powder detergent
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Value2/5
Quality3/5

Must mix powder w/hot water 2 dissolve. If I don't mix it before putting it into the machine, the clothes are left w/chunks/spots of residue leaving one to think the clothes are dirty.

01/31/2019
New formula STINKS
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Value3/5
Quality1/5

After years of great laundry, now I have a smell that won't even come out after extra rinse cycle. Do you think a combo mildew/perfume smell is what people want? YUCK

10/02/2018
The new formula is awful!
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Value2/5
Quality1/5

I will have to find another brand since Tide changed its formula and smell. Now my clothes have a horrible mildewed smell and aren't clean. Tide PLEASE go back to the original formula and smell.

09/25/2018
Never have used anything else!!
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

Our family has been using Tide since it hit the market..Only wish is that would go back to that clean fresh scent of the 50’s.

08/05/2018
I love this stuff - nothing works as well.
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

I have tried other detergents but I just don't get the results from other brands that I get from Tide.

06/12/2018
Not good for cleaning clothes!
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Value1/5
Quality1/5

I purchased the large size and that usually lasts us a year. Not this time! Stains are not coming out and clothes smelling musty, almost a mildewy smell. Tide sent me debit card to replace cost.

01/30/2018
Works better than liquid and WAY better than pods
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

First time ever using a powdered detergent. I love this stuff! It made white bed sheets look brand new! It also cleans far better than the liquid and pod detergents too.

01/22/2018
It just isn't what is used to be.
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Value2/5
Quality1/5

Since the formula changed, I have to use 2-3 times as much with warm water to get my clothes clean. Colors fade and clothes shrink. Changes of a good product doesn't always work.

01/02/2018
Orioginal Tide powder is the best
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

Where can I buy the original powder Tide laundry detergent? It is gone from all the stores I shop. Nothing was better and the HE version is horrible.

07/26/2017
LOVE the original powder
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

This tuff cleans better than anything I've tried. Prefer the powder over the liquid. I always have issues with mustiness when using the liquid. Clothes and towels always smell fresh with the powder.

07/09/2017
Works great in our new Samsung Add Wash machine
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

Used liqd soap in old frnt ld wshr(gskt mildw in 2006 Kenmore HE4t).Oldr wshr-gasket mldw-musty laundry.Too much liqd soap? We now use Tide HE turbo pwdr-4 mo so far,Tide pwdr HE-lndry smells clean

06/09/2017
I DO NOT like new scent in "Original Tide"
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Value1/5
Quality1/5

Been using Tide for 46 years. Purchased large box of Original Tide. After several rinses, scent was permanent. Will be donating to homeless shelter. Searching for new detergent!

04/18/2017
The Best I can"t use the rest
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

Tide is my detergent of choice, I started washing my own clothes when i was 10 yrs. old and every since I have tried coupons for other detergents and they all fall short of original Tide.

04/03/2017
Not the best anymore!
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Value1/5
Quality1/5

Ever since actilift crystals were added it doesn't perform as well at removing odors.Towels are musty and socks stink.Workout gear is still ripe and shirt armpits still reek.And this is in ANY temp.

10/22/2016
Not the smell that I expected
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Value2/5
Quality2/5

My laundry is done but my clothes smell NOTHING.. I'm gonna return it and buy an other brand because you can get your clothes as clean and smelling better for cheaper.

10/22/2016
Bad scent; not the original as stated on the box
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Value1/5
Quality1/5

Poor scent with blue crystals. NOT happy and hate what you are pushing. It is not the same. I HATE THIS ONE. I bought the original and it is NOT what you say.

09/12/2016
Clean breeze is Wonderful!
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

Tide Clean Breeze leaves clothes clean and always smelling amazing. I can't tell you how many times people have asked me what detergent I use! Please never discontinue this!

04/10/2016
Too perfume-y, too expensive.
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Value1/5
Quality2/5

So disappointed. Used to love this, but now it's so expensive and smells strong and perfume-y like all the rest. Wish I had my money back.

03/02/2016
Terrible Fragrance
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The new original fragrance is too sweet and sickly. The old original fragrance was much more pleasant. I will probably not buy another box.

11/26/2015
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09/16/2015
Poorly designed packaging
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Trying to open the Ultra Tide box put me off from using the product! The slits on top were red herrings and don't do a thing! Disappointing design.

04/04/2015
This new scent is AWFUL
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Value2/5
Quality1/5

It's like stepping into an 80s nightclub -- the overwhelming perfume will make your eyes water. I use the liquid HE detergent, always Original Scent, and didn't realize the scent had been changed. I've seen in other reviews that Mountain Spring is the old Original (yeah, THAT'S not confusing!), so I will look for that. BUT I will smell it in the store first. P&G -- you know better than this. Don't slap an Original label on something you've changed. At LEAST say "New Scent" on the bottle!

11/10/2014
It makes me wanna hurl!
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Value2/5
Quality1/5

I've always used Tide Original powder but hadn't used it in awhile due to financial constraints. Recently splurged on a box of Tide only to find that the scent has been changed to some a heavy musky odor that burns my nose and doesn't smell clean and fresh like it used to! The smell was so repulsive that I had to re-wash my laundry with another brand of detergent! I really wish P&G would bring back the PREVIOUS scent in Original Tide Powder, the one that I, and everyone I know loved! Not this terrible scent that literally makes me wanna hurl.

10/26/2014
Scent Change
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Value1/5
Quality1/5

The fact that Tide (P&G) updated the scent in this product is enough to be troubling all by itself! But adding insult to injury by not communicating this with your consumers is just poor business! The fact that the box still says "ORIGINAL SCENT" when it's not is VERY misleading. I called Tide (P&G) today and requested a refund for this product. I would have brought it back to the store, but I already emptied it into the plastic detergent bin we keep in the laundry room and tossed the box. They are issuing a prepaid Visa card in the full amount. However, that doesn't take away from the fact that they are promoting this product as the "original scent" when it's not. I encourage everyone else who is not happy with this scent change to call in (1-800-879-8433) and get a refund, too!

10/22/2014
Sickening new smell
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We have used Tide and have been delighted with it for OVER 40 years. This week we opened another box powered HE Tide. Within a minute after unzipping the top, the OVERWHELMING SMELL hit the room. The lid was not even lifted up. We set the box in another room. The smell migrated to the whole living area. The lid was still closed. Outside it went then back to WalMart. No receipt but they graciously refunded us. Why do major companies make such changes? It wasn't a small amount of scent, it was a huge amount. What if we had washed valued clothes in this? Would even the original Tide clean that smell out? We emailed the company but never heard back. Before returning the box, we carefully compared all six sides of both boxes and there was no indication Tide was about to loose our business. If anyone knows of a power, HE that can easily be found with NO smell and reasonable cleaning power, we would like to hear rsmith@xmission.com

10/14/2014
Terrible new "scent" and mediocre results
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Value1/5
Quality1/5

After having to switch from Gain, my all-time favorite detergent, I decided to give Tide Original a go, since I've always used it in the past and loved it, but usually only buy it on sale. I opened this box and quickly became disgusted. What is this overly perfume-ridden odor housed in this box? Because it surely is not Original Tide. Along with that, I still have to add a scoop of booster or Oxi to the wash and allow the clothes to soak for 30 mins or so to get even half-decent results. What happened to detergents working just fine without the need of "boosters" and additives? Don't change something if it's not broken. Leave what works alone and instead focus your attention on the things that need improvement, one of which now is this terrible smell you pass off as the "original".

10/10/2014
Still works well, but family hates the new smell
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Value2/5
Quality4/5

I purchase Tide powder at Costco and just purchased a new box a few weeks ago. I thought maybe it was just me noticing something different about the smell after the first load. But my kids, upon smelling their laundry, immediately accused me of switching to a different brand of detergent: "Mom! Why did you switch from Tide? This smells horrible!" Horrible might be too strong a word, but the fragrance is overwhelming and unappealing. Unfortunately, we find that Tide is by far the best detergent on the market, but may be forced to switch because of the new smell. Disappointed :(

10/05/2014
Not so "Original" Scent
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Value3/5
Quality4/5

Why, Why, Why??? Why would the original scent be changed? To me it is what makes Tide Tide. The new "original" scent is way to sweet smelling. Why would the customer not be notified that a change had been made? It really needs to be changed back!!!!!

10/03/2014
Why did you change the scent?!!
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Value5/5
Quality5/5

Oh how disappointed I was to open my new box of Tide He powder, original scent. When I buy Tide, I buy a large supply when it is on sale. I don't purchase frequently for this reason, maybe twice a year. Tide power is all I use because of the cleaning power and the SCENT! Ugh, this new scent is so overpowering and now my clothes smell like everyone else's, overpowering perfume. I am very aware of scents, and can smell different detergents in other people's clothes. I was always so proud that my Tide left my clothes VERY clean, and with just the right amount of clean scent. Now it is SO overpowering. Please, please change back to the true "original". Now I have a huge tub of this new scent-it's going to take forever to use this up. Idon't enjoy doing my family's laundry as much as I used to.

09/21/2014
Tide Original Scent changed and ruined
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Value4/5
Quality4/5

Tide has been used in our family since I was very young (so well over 30 years). The scent of Tide Original Powder has always been soft, almost powdery and very clean. I love it, my family loves it. It seems P & G on 07/01/2014 decided to change the scent of Tide Original Powder (he and non-he). I just cannot understand why! First April Fresh Downy softener was ruined, and now my beloved Tide Powder. So sad!!!

09/09/2014
Ultra Tide HE Powder Residue
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Just recently purchased a new GE top load HE washer, as well as a box of the Ultra Tide HE Powder. With each load that I have washed so far with the Tide powder detergent, I have had some sort of white residue left on the item being washed, in blotches or spots. The extra rinse feature was also on. To make sure it wasn't the washer I re-ran each load individually with Tide HE with Acti-Lift liquid and the residue was gone. Mind you that both detergents are being added through the HE detergent dispenser, as well as the same wash settings being used, that also goes for wash water temperature at warm water for the wash cycle or above. Please reply with help. Could I exchange the powder with you for the liquid that seems to work?

11/24/2013
Works great!
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Tide is the perfect detergent for any washer and I highly recommend that you buy it. It does its job, no obnoxious fumes, and it gets my clothes clean. I have an Maytag bravos HE washer. But, if you have an HE washer, I recommend you buy Tide liquid, because sometimes the powder gets stuck in the dispenser drawer. So if you get tide for an HE, I recommend liquid, or pour the powder into the drum instead of the dispensers.

08/06/2013
Change in Tide HE Powder
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WHY WHY WHY? did you change Original Scent, Tide, HE Powder? You had a perfect product and you ruined it! What gives with the blue specs? It looks just like Tide with Bleach Powder and the new scent is too strong! Tide has been a household staple in many homes in the US since 1946 and has always been white! I will NOT be buy again!

07/17/2013
Hard to find
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I definitely prefer to use powder in my front loading machine. The liquids do NOT clean as well for me. I am having trouble finding stores that stock the HE Powder

05/05/2013
Deceptive product.
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Question: Why is the new scoop so short? Answer: Greed. I note some of the video reviews show people measuring out a scoop of Ultra Tide powder. And, they say they are not sure which line to use so they use a full scoop. I’ll bet there are a lot of people out there who do the same or at least use a little more than recommended because they can’t read the scoop so well. I attempted to measure the volume of the scoop so I could find an alternate that is easier to use. (Yes I am an engineer.) Since getting the detergent in the scoop level on any line is so difficult, I used water. Level 1 (medium loads) = 2 oz Level 2 (large loads) = 2.5 oz Level 3 (heavy soiled) = 4 oz A full scoop = 5 oz. If the scoop was taller and narrower, there would be much more distance between the 3 lines and you could make a more accurate measurement. If Pocter & Gamble’s goal was to help customers make an accurate measurement, the scoop would be tall and narrow. If their goal was to sell more detergent, the scoop would be short and wide. Guess which they chose? To the ladies in the videos, you are using more than twice as much detergent as recommended. That is why your videos are on the web site. P&G stock holders thank you. For the rest of us, I recommend buying a 4 ounce measuring cup and marking the levels with a sharpie. The cup will pay for itself in savings several times over on your first box.

09/22/2012
powder detergent
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Best to use POWDER in HE washers. Doesnt buildup in machine like some liquid detergents do...causing mold. Bosch recomends powder.

09/09/2012
Love it but only wish...
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When I purchased the new washer, I used tide as it was the only one in the area available that was rated HE. I was concerned and didn't want to leave the brand I've been become accustomed too but thought what a better time to try something new and I was glad that I did. The clothes come out great! I was sad to see that it didn't come fragrance free given my sensitive skin -- it didn't irritate my skin but I prefer not to have the smell -- although I'm getting accustomed to it

07/03/2012
No more smelly towels!!!
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I have used liquid Tide for over 20 yrs. & was always happy with it. I bought my 1st HE machine about 10 yrs. ago & replaced it about 3 yrs. ago. I always used liquid Tide HE in it but my towels, especially, had a funny odor to them. I cleaned my washer each month as instructed by my serviceman but the smell was always there. I would eventually get rid of them & buy new. Then about a year ago I read that it could be caused by the liquid detergent & to try the Tide HE powder. After the 1st load the towels I was about to get rid of smelled fresh again!!! I never went back!! I LOVE TIDE HE DETERGENT!!!! But like some others I am having a hard time finding it. Please continue to make it!! I have been checking the stores you have listed in my area but it must be in short supply right now.

10/06/2011
Fixed My Problem Too!
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I agree with everything Chris305 said on July 17th... I had the exact same experience and I am frustrated that I have such a hard time finding this product in stores near me!!!

09/20/2011
I miss the old Tide
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There is a huge community of cloth diapering moms who are loyal original Tide users and now very disappointed Ultra Tide users. I'm one of those dissatisfied moms. Ultra Tide is not getting my diapers completely clean. Ammonia builds up in the diapers; something that never occurred with the old formula. I have had to compensate with bleach and oxyclean, which are annoying additional steps and complicate my laundry routine. Please don't discontinue the old formula. Provide the original formula Tide powder HE as an option for us old school folks.

08/19/2011
I LOVE THIS STUFF!
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Tide keeps my cloths fresh for weeks. It almost makes me what to do laundry 24/7!!

07/29/2011
I miss the old Tide!
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The new Ultra Tide just isn't cutting it for us. Regardless of water temperature and type of clothing, I have to use more than the recommended amount to get things clean. I'm wasting so much money, having to use extra detergent. I'm finishing up what I have, and searching for a new HE powdered detergent.

07/26/2011
Comment on Suds reading
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I too experienced this "Suds" reading on my HE washing machine. I was told by my Sears repair tech that it is NOT the detergent, it is a sensor on my machine going out. Sears will be here in the morning to replace the sensor. Just thought this might help someone else who is experiencing this issue. LOVE MY TIDE!! Wish I could get it in the powder at my store.

07/18/2011
Fixed My Problem
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My laundry used to have a faint moldy smell after being washed. I tried everything from cleaning tablets to using bleach with the clean cycle. Nothing worked. Then I tried the Tide HE Powder Detergent and the smell practically vanished with the first load! Tide powder HE works 100% better than liquid HE for me. The clothes smell just like they used to with the regular washer I had and they actually feel cleaner. The only problem is that the powder formula is hard to find and the store I buy it from only carries regular scent. Please send and make more powder HE scents and make bigger packages! Thanks!

07/17/2011
Repeated blue stains
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The new concentrated powder seems to be causing the blue dye in our clothes (even the old ones) to run and stain other clothes repeatedly. Never had this problem before with Tide HE powder. I have a front loading machine and use the correct amount in cold water. What's wrong?

06/29/2011
I love my tide
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I have been I tide user since I can remember. It does a wonderful job. I just wish I did not have so much trouble finding the large load boxes. I was getting at it at Walmart which is about 13 miles from me. but my last visit they were out or not did not have it. I found it at BJ's, which is about 20 miles from me. I only want powder! Why can't I get it at Costo and Sams?

06/23/2011
Great dollar value
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I like this product because it cleans clothes well in my HE machine. The packaging for the powder is good for the environment and it's economical. My only concern is that the Ultra Tide HE powder is hard to find in stores in my local area.

06/12/2011
Errors/ Suds/ F02
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I have Maytag HE washing machine. After this detergent, it started giving error. I wish TIDE can reimburse my money!!!

06/06/2011
LOVE IT!
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My clothes have been washed in Tide only since I was an infant! I'm 45! I would never even consider washing any of my husband's or any of my 3 kids' clothes in anything else. Keep up the great work!

05/30/2011
suds error message
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Just switched to this detergent. With the last 2 loads, I've had to unplug and reset machine due to 3 different error messages suggesting issues with too many suds and drain pump. I am questioning if it's related to the new formulation - "ultra". Will buy regular HE tomorrow.

05/23/2011
Do Not Like
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I am totally disappointed in this product. I have used Tide for years. I have a soft water unit and I use more powder per load now than I ever did before. I am looking for a new wash detergent. SORRY...

05/22/2011
Availability of He
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I have a front loader washer and have to use He which works very well. The problem we have is the availability of He. Stores often don't carry it all the time and when it's on the shelves, their is often a limited supply. Is there another TIDE product that will operate as well? I.E. without excessive suds. He is a great product.

05/21/2011
Great HE
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I am very satisfied with this product and it actually makes my money go further

04/22/2011
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