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First, measure the correct dosage of Downy for your size load of laundry: small, medium, or large

Push the top of the Downy Ball down, so that you can pour the Downy in

Once you’ve added the Downy, pull the ring tight to close the lid

Now, just toss the Downy Ball into the washing machine!

  • Simply pour any Downy fabric conditioner up to the fill line in the bottle cap (per instructions on the bottle), add to the Downy Ball, seal it and drop it right on top of your fabrics in your top-loader at the start of the wash. (Be sure to use only in traditional—non-HE, or non-high-efficiency—washing machines.) The Downy Ball time-releases automatically so you don't have to wait around for the rinse cycle to begin.

  • No—the Downy Ball only works in top-loading—non-HE, or non-high-efficiency—washing machines. Dryer sheets have numerous benefits, including softening, fighting pesky static cling and adding a delightful Downy scent.

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June 15, 2020
Use all the time
I bought my Downy Ball years ago and use it all the time. At least 3 x week. I have never had any problems like the ones described above but then I also didin't buy mine from Walmart.
August 13, 2019
Works perfect
Does what it says during the rinse cycle it releases Downy. No running up and down the stairs. I remember as a child my aunt bought one. So II bought one here about 10 years ago, my wife didn’t believe how easy it is. After one load she was shocked, it worked. Here looking for another .
August 03, 2019
Stiill love ithe Downy Balll after 30 yrs
Before I got "The BALL", I forgot or missed the spin cycle to add softener. I would have to rerun the cycle if I needed softener added.. Now I just toss in the wash, soap, "The Ball" and forget it.......LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!