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Old 12-03-2012, 10:16 PM   #21
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #22
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I really like my LG - we've had it for over 3 years... it has a sanitary setting, but I only use it for sheets and towels on occasion, I wouldn't use it for anything with pul but you could certainly use it for prefolds,flats, or inserts... It is a very long cycle so besides the fact that the water is too hot for pul it would take close to 4 hours to do a load with an extra pre and post rinse!

My washer has a water plus and extra rinse feature, so I just have to press those buttons before I start my wash and I get more water and an extra rinse at the end... I also love that it has a quick cycle feature.

I run a quick water plus cycle on cold with a little bleach (about 35 minutes) and then I do a regular cycle with water plus, extra rinse with hot water and Tide (about 1hr 10min)... my diapers always come out clean!
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Front load lg &I have pockets.Mine has hot cold option.I like mine life time drum Warranty on it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #24
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You should check out top-loading he washers. Best of both worlds if you ask me. No need to worry about the rubber seal getting gross. We've had ours for 3 yrs.....washing cds for 4 months. It has a bulky items setting that fills the drum with water regardless of the weight. I love my washer!
I'm leaning that way...for now, anyway. lol.
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I think the heat of the water depends on the setting on your water heater, and its capacity, not the washing machine. Or are there washing machines now that heat the water, like a dishwasher does?

A few things to think about before using "hot hot" water ...

-- It's not necessary to adequately sanitize diapers
-- It does harm elastic; the elastic most manufacturers use is rated for up to 100 degrees.
-- Several diaper warranties (such as BumGenius) are voided if your water is hotter than 100 degrees.

Your detergent, and rinsing well (and ASAP after use) are what keeps diapers cleanest. Hot water if they're not rinsed extremely well can just set in what's there.
What I meant is that many ofthe HE models have an internal temp gage that ddoesn't allow you to use hot water over a certain temp...as Alaskamum says here...
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I had a Samsung FL that I traded in; the 'hot' water was only about 80 degrees d/t some wacky energy saving regulations. I had it serviced and the repairman told me that there was nothing wrong with the machine, it was supposed to be like that. The sanitary cycle was the only cycle that actually had hot water, but it was like a 3 hour long cycle.

I traded it in for a Whirlpool Duet FL, I am actually happy with it. From reading the manual, the whitest whites setting uses an on board heater to keep the water on "hot" at 127 F, or the Sanitary cycle at 150 F. I use "hot" for diapers and so far no problems.

The reasons "hot" cycles often don't end up hot are: 1. water that first comes out of the pipes is cold 2. the drum is cold, so the hot water loses some heat from that and 3. wacky regulations about being energy efficient mean that cold water gets mixed in with the hot.

Salesmen that I talked to were pretty clueless about the whole hot water thing. Good luck shopping.
I want to be able to use hot water, not warm. Soap is def. important! But I have found that hot water is also essential for my dipes to get clean. Not super-duper hot, but not luke warm by the time the drum is full, either.

Still taking suggestions and notes, thanks!
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