We replaced our old washing machine nearly a year ago, with a new and fancy electronic model (it is not all but impossible to find non-electronic washing machines, and those that are available are extremely expensive).
In recent weeks, the machine has been leaking and it took some time to figure out why and where. It turns out that the amount of powder recommended by the supplier is way too much, and so our machine is being overwhelmed with suds. This is something Mrs Postulative learned through investigation online.
It makes sense that the clothes powder maker would recommend using more of its product, but this is something that could dramatically reduce the life of the machine - in the same way the low tyre pressures recommended by tyre companies result in reduced tyre life and greater use of petrol.
Do others have similar problems with cleaning products, whether dish washing, clothes washing or other consumables of this nature?