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Old 01-30-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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Do you have a Whirlpool Duet front loader?

I'm new to cloth diapers, and I'm unsure how to go about washing them. I know what I would do with a regular top loader, but I have a Whirlpool Duet front loader and I can't really play with the settings too much (at least that I have found). You are pretty much stuck with preloaded settings.

If you have the same washer and have found a good wash routine, what settings do you use? If you don't mind, would you walk me through your routine? I would greatly appreciate it!

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Re: Do you have a Whirlpool Duet front loader?

I would really like to know the answer to this also!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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Yes I have a 2005 duet. I have been CD for 5 months. I got the machine used in nov. And I have not got my wash mastered yet. Sorry

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I've got an 04 duet. Here's my routine:

Set it to heavy duty
Click pre rinse and extra rinse
Click soil level to the high one

Put a wet beach towel in with diapers

Once the cycles over I do a quick wash with no soap

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Re: Do you have a Whirlpool Duet front loader?

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I've got an 04 duet. Here's my routine:

Set it to heavy duty
Click pre rinse and extra wash
Click soil level to the high one

Put a wet beach towel in with diapers

Once the cycles over I do a quick wash with no soap

**I do know how to spell...my iPod on the other hand does not**
Do you mean extra rinse? I have a '11 machine, so I don't know if maybe they changed it, but I don't have an extra wash option on my machine. *shrug*
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Re: Do you have a Whirlpool Duet front loader?

I have a duet sport.

1. quick wash on low spin (no detergent).
2. Heavy duty wash, extra rinse (detergent to line 2).
3. Rinse/spin (no detergent).
Sometimes I do 1-2 drain/spin cycle at the end to extract more water & speed up my dry times.
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Re: Do you have a Whirlpool Duet front loader?

Mine was bought in 07, but I don't know what model it is.

My typical wash routine is
Heavy Duty wash on hot with extra rinse and Tide. Sometimes I do another rinse on top of this, but not often and we don't have stink issues.

About twice a year I'll put the prefolds through the sanitize cycle with super hot water and only a little soap.
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Do you mean extra rinse? I have a '11 machine, so I don't know if maybe they changed it, but I don't have an extra wash option on my machine. *shrug*
Yes it should be extra rinse. Darn iPod!

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Re: Do you have a Whirlpool Duet front loader?

We got ours at the beginning of 2010. My routine:

Soak (on warm) OR Delicate (on warm, low spin) with a touch of Bac-out
Whitest Whites (automatically opts for hot w/ extra rinse)

My detergent level is variable because my load sizes are all over the place. After I finish the Whitest Whites cycle I'll usually just give them a quick check to make sure I don't smell any detergent (very rare that I do) before drying them. If I think they need it, I'll tack on just one quick Rinse/Spin cycle, but, again, that's pretty rare.
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I have a duet sport.

1. quick wash on low spin (no detergent).
2. Heavy duty wash, extra rinse (detergent to line 2).
3. Rinse/spin (no detergent).
Sometimes I do 1-2 drain/spin cycle at the end to extract more water & speed up my dry times.
Which detergent do you use?
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