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Old 12-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

dh overstuffed our washer and it broke. Fix it man had to come.




The fix it guy talked us through what he was doing, and he wanted to fill the washer with a decent amount of water so he could see if it was still leaking without clothing in it.



He used the delicate cycle. He says in all HE machines it puts over double the amount of water in based on weight.

On my washer I can put it on delicate, turn the water to hot, make the spin high, and turn the extra rinse cycle button on, and I have an entire cycle with more water. Basically the same as the already preset heavy duty cycle.

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Hadn't thought to try that, thanks!
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Very cool! Thanks!
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With my machine delicates can only be used with cold or warm water. If I could select hot, I would definitely give it a try.
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

Yup, mine only does cold or warm water. That said, (before DD PTed), I did a warm/cold delicate cycle, followed by a hot/cold regular heavy soil cycle...almost like a pre-soak, to get the diapers good & soaked. It worked well for the duration of our CD laundry days!
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

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With my machine delicates can only be used with cold or warm water. If I could select hot, I would definitely give it a try.
that stinks.
we always do a cold cycle first to rinse poo and prevent stains even if you can get that cycle to have more water I would think it would be better.

I know I used the delicate on both cycles today and my diapers came out smelling very clean. Usually they always have a little bit of a bad smell, but never enough to be bothersome and it isn't ammonia when the boys pee.
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

Ill have to see if my machine does that. Lately ive been using the bulky cycle...meant for comforters but fills my he tl to the top.
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

My bedding cycle does the same thing but I can select the hot water option.
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

I will look at my delicate cycle, but I don't think I have the hot option for mine. I have been using the bulky cycle and it works really well. I follow it up with a quick wash set to high spin, since I cannot set my bulky cycle to a high spin speed.
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I will look at my delicate cycle, but I don't think I have the hot option for mine. I have been using the bulky cycle and it works really well. I follow it up with a quick wash set to high spin, since I cannot set my bulky cycle to a high spin speed.
yes I do that! bulky on cold, bulky on hot w/ detergent, warm "rinse drain & spin" on high....working so far for me....so glad I have a HE TL now...when I CD'd before I had a FL and it was more difficult to say the least.
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