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Old 07-31-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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i have it...and hate it

it usually takes several rinses to get anything clean. and it really wears out our clothes, i've noticed. usually takes just a few washes on our clothes before they start having little holes here and there. I'd say at least 75% of our clothes have a small hole somewhere

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Old 07-31-2012, 02:45 PM   #12
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Heavy duty with a presoak and extra rinse.

Using tide

Clean everytime and no stinks.


I've never had issues with holes in my clothes. I don't think it's the washer. May be the water or detergent

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Re: Whirlpool Duet front loader - how's it do for washing diapers?

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We have it and I do

Heavy duty with a presoak and extra rinse.

Using tide

Clean everytime and no stinks.


I've never had issues with holes in my clothes. I don't think it's the washer. May be the water or detergent

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This is what I had been doing, but I have the worst ammonia now
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This is what I had been doing, but I have the worst ammonia now
I think it all depends on your water. Where we live our water is "normal".

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not ideal but not bad. i have the duet sport ht, which has a sanitize option i can use if she's sick or something, it kills germs. otherwise i just use whitest whites, which is hot water with an extra rinse. before i do whitest whites, i do a cycle on delicate - it uses the most water, doesn't spin it all out, so the diapers are good and heavy when it's starting the whitest whites load.

i am just fine with leaving the door open a bit all the time, it's no big deal. i left the door open on a top loader too, i don't see any difference. the only thing i don't like about my specific washer is, there's no option to add extra water. that might be different with different models though.
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HORRIBLE!
Can't get it to get enough water.
We bought an apartment sized TL last week for me to use because I couldn't take it anymore. I have been dealing with stink too long and did everything I could think of to try to fix it
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I have a 5 year old duet. I love it.

I do a rinse and spin.

Then a whitest white with extra time using tide and oxygen bleach.

Then another short cold wash cycle just to really make sure they are rinsed well.

I could probably drop the last cycle, but it's working so I don't want to mess with it. I usually add a towel or two as well to increase the water in the load.
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