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Old 12-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #11
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

yep, I do delicate wash first and then sanitize

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Old 12-12-2012, 09:24 PM   #12
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

Well I was so happy after reading this, so I tried it. It doesn't work on my GE top loader. It still filled to the normal HE level.

I hate this machine. I can wash dh's work jeans that come home with dirt stuck to the knees, and they come out just like they go in. It is not over loaded. The only way to force it to fill to the top is to stand and hold a knob down until it reaches the desired water level.

I will never buy another HE machine. I want one that fills to the top and has a real agitator.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:24 AM   #13
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

I have a Kenmore Elite, and it will only do warm on delicate, and a low spin speed.
it washes woolies and delicate wraps very nicely, though.

I chose this washer because it has a cycle with a soak AND sanitize cycle at the same time. I love the soak cycle, especially.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:09 AM   #14
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

I tried it this morning and it filled to the normal level. My delicate cycle just agitates more slowly. Oh well
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

Wow this is a great tip, I'm going to see if my washer will do hot water on delicate cycle next time I wash diapers. I'm having a lot of trouble with a musty smell lately and more water might be what I need...Thanks!
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Subbing bc this is great advice! Need to remember for the next wash! Thanks!!!
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

Thanks! Never thought of that!
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #18
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Re: If you have an HE washer you MUST read - good info

I use the allergen cycle on mine. It uses got water and more water than regular to flush out allergens. I haven't ever had any issues. I do a cold rinse, then another cold rinse but with no spin so the diapers are heavier. Then I do the allergen cycle with an extra rinse. I do one more rinse after this and haven't had an issue in the year I've been cloth diapering.
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I'm washing tomorrow...I will try this!!!
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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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