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Old 08-01-2010, 06:24 PM   #51
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How can you rinse on hot??? I don't know of any washing machines manufactured in the last couple decades that even give you the option--is there a way to manually alter that?

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Old 08-01-2010, 06:42 PM   #52
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My washer does not have the option to rinse on hot either.. I was just wondering that myself.
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Old 08-01-2010, 06:45 PM   #53
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You can do it by restarting a new cycle of hot water.When the machine has made the spin,you restart another one.Not really funny but its the only way I know.
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Great post!! Finally a middle ground between 'build-up is the only problem' and 'build-up is a myth'!! Thank you!!

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Re: Ok, lets talk about detergent, for once and all.

maybe Im slow but that still don't make sense to me... the only way to get hot water is on a wash cycle on my washer. So if I do what you said it would have to be just two hot water washes, not rinses.
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Re: Ok, lets talk about detergent, for once and all.

well it wouldn't be a wash unless you added soap, kwim? If you just turn on the machine and add nothing but plain water it would rinse or soak. So I think what they're saying is if you want to hot rinse then after your final rinse turn the dial around or whatever...set the machine back... to hot wash but obviously don't add anything...then your dipes are just being rinsed in plain hot water. then you turn the machine off after the water spins out.
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Re: Ok, lets talk about detergent, for once and all.

That's what I do, a light/short hot water cycle with no detergent at the end. It still ends with a cold rinse, but it's additional hot water and I figure the agitation helps to ensure that the detergent comes out. I don't do this every single time, just when I have some extra time, because of the extra water usage and the electricity to heat the water. But I do it from time to time just as a "mini-strip." That's the only way I can figure to get the "hot rinse," too--but I didn't know if there was a way to do just a rinse on hot that I wasn't figuring out.
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If it works for you, there may be no problems! Enzymes work by "eating" the biological material. If your water is right, and your washer works well, and your baby's skin is good....then the enzymes are washing out just fine, and you have good clean diapers and there are NO problems for you...in fact, they are cleaner for YOU than they will be without the enzymes.
Yup!! We have super hard ward (if you leave a bowl of water for the cat, when it evaporates it leaves visible mineral residue down the inside of the bowl) and the only thing that works on our diapers so far is Tide original powder. That's it. Tried a bunch of natural & F&C detergents, and nothing else worked at all. I found a homemade detergent that works on our clothes finally (Borax, washing soda, Fels Naptha) but I haven't tried it on diapers yet. Soon though.
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