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Old 07-22-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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washing question for those w/ frontloaders

So, i have a kenmore front loader and i would like to know if i am washing correctly. My options are heavy wash, regular wash, short wash,delicates. I don't have a soak option. i have and i use my extra rinse selection. My choices for temps are cold/cold rinse, warm/cold rinse, hot/cold rinse, and warm/warm rinse.
my routine has been(for both poop and pee diapers):
1st wash: cold/cold with a little less than 1tablespoon charlies soap liquid
2nd wash: warm/cold with a little less than 1tablespoon charlies soap liquid
3rd wash: cold/cold no soap
So, i am washing 3 times and that is why i am wondering if i am doing things correctly. Am i doing to many washes? Am i using to much of the Charlie's soap?

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Old 07-22-2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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Re: washing question for those w/ frontloaders

Sounds like we have the same washer, or very similar. Here's what I do:
1.) cold/cold pre-wash w/o detergent
2.) hot/cold short power wash w/ 1tbsp allens naturally and extra rinse

Now, if I have some especially poopy dipes, I will do the first wash on the short power wash cycle and then do the 2nd wash on the long power wash. This gets the dipes nice and clean!

Sounds like you might be using too much detergent and I don't think you need to do that last wash. I also suggest doing a hot wash to sanitize your dipes, wipes, inserts, etc. instead of just the warm/cold 2nd wash.

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Old 07-22-2006, 06:54 PM   #3
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Re: washing question for those w/ frontloaders

If you wanted to experiment I would say no soap for the first cold wash and for the next wash I would go hot instead of warm.
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Old 07-22-2006, 06:59 PM   #4
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Re: washing question for those w/ frontloaders

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Originally Posted by a_cthelen
Sounds like we have the same washer, or very similar. Here's what I do:
1.) cold/cold pre-wash w/o detergent
2.) hot/cold short power wash w/ 1tbsp allens naturally and extra rinse

Now, if I have some especially poopy dipes, I will do the first wash on the short power wash cycle and then do the 2nd wash on the long power wash. This gets the dipes nice and clean!

Sounds like you might be using too much detergent and I don't think you need to do that last wash. I also suggest doing a hot wash to sanitize your dipes, wipes, inserts, etc. instead of just the warm/cold 2nd wash.

HTH!
Dumb question but does laundry soap even work in cold water? I was doing the 3rd wash because i was seeing bubbles at the end of the 2nd wash and a tiny amount of bubbles(probably not enough to even count as bubbles) during the 3rd wash. Maybe i will take out the 3rd wash for a while and see what happens. If soap doesn't work in cold water maybe i should omit that in the first wash. I will switch to the hot/cold and make it a long wash for the 2nd wash.
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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Re: washing question for those w/ frontloaders

Today's laundry soaps work great in cold water, but you still don't need it in your first wash. I agree with the pp's that your third wash is unnecessary unless you've been using too much soap. And also that you should try switching to hot/cold instead of warm/cold for your wash cycle.

I have a kenmore front-loader too, but mine has a soak option. So, I do a cold/cold soak cycle with no soap. Then, I do a hot/cold wash cycle with an extra rinse and about 1 T of allens naturally.
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:38 PM   #6
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Re: washing question for those w/ frontloaders

Alright, will switch to this:
First wash: cold/cold wash w/o detergent
Second wash: hot/cold (regular or long depending) power wash w/ 1tbsp(or slightly less) Charlies liquid laundry soap

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Re: washing question for those w/ frontloaders

I am not sure how machine differences go but I do a quick cold rinse then full hot wash cycle with a second quick rinse and have not had any problems... just out of curiosity, how long is your total "dipe cleaning cycle" if you dont forget to restart the machine at the right times? *wink*

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Re: washing question for those w/ frontloaders

hopefully not adding soap to the first wash will help reduce the bubbles but if you still see them then keep on rinsing until you don't anymore and add less soap next time.
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:56 AM   #9
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Re: washing question for those w/ frontloaders

I have a whirlpool Duet HT,

I do a cold rinse spin first.

Then I do a warm (if BG are in the load) otherwise I do a Sanitary wash with the prewash selected and an extra rinse and we haven't had a problem since we got the new washer.

So if you have the option of an extra rinse you could always add that onto your second wash.
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