I would ideally like to add bleach to some of my washes. I have an Indesit WIB 111 front-loading washing machine. It doesn't seem to have a dedicated bleach dispenser: just pre-wash detergent, detergent, and fabric-softener compartments. The pdf manual does not even contain the word "bleach".
Google searches repeatedly seem to turn up the advice "wait until the wash has been going for 5 minutes before pouring in the bleach" which blithely seems to assume that one's washer is top-loading and can be opened mid-cycle without disaster.
How should I proceed? Pour bleach in the fabric-softener compartment? Dilute the bleach and pour it over the clothes at the start?