Using wool cycle on front load washing machine

My front load washing machine (about 1 year old) has a wool cycle. My Mom is moving in with me and I just brought 2 plastic storage containers of her sweaters to my house that are mostly all wool. I want to wash them but have never washed wool before. Has anyone used this cycle and have some advise before I start the process? Some websites say to use Dawn detergent. Is that ok to put in the laundry detergent compartment? How much would I need? Don't want a suds attack! I have some drying racks I can use to lay them flat to dry after washing. Really don't want the expense of the dry cleaners. Thanks for your help!
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