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Old 09-27-2012, 12:20 PM   #348
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Re: For the momas with buildup/stink/ammonia/new 2 CD momas/or washing trouble.

I am actually against adding water to the machine through the drawar, yes. I had a long "cloth" talk with our new machine specialist and he said it will throw the weight of the machine off. it measures how much it adds and self balances that way. Persionally, I think a warm or hot prewash and then a long HOT sanitary should be doing the job. If it's not, it's ususlly because of the troubleshooting items I listed in the beginning. Like for example: not warm enough water, too much/little detergent, not a good detergent, bacteria/ammonia/detergent building up over time from not getting rinsed out well enough, leaveing dipes in a closed pail too long, overloading the machine, or you have a hard/soft water issue. SOOOOOO many things go into it. it's hard to make a good recomendation for a routine without knowing all the details. Washing should be simple, really should. There is allways an issue causeing the problem, if not more than one. My best advice is try to keep it simple. But you are correct in that we shouldn't be adding more water to the machine. But, so many momas do it. And, even swear by it.
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