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Old 08-24-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
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how do you soak with a HE washer?

I had some stink issues so I bought some rockin green. I want to soak overnight but my washer doesn't seem to let me do that. My only option is to do a soak on cold for 20 minutes I think it is, or when I want to wash on super hot, it skips the soak step and the water doesn't stay in, just rinses. Anyone know how I can get around this?

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I have soaked in either a 5 gallon bucket or my laundry room sink. I have heard of mamas using bath tubs as well. Then I just drain the water and transfer to the washer.
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UGHHH I have the same question!! I have a top loading HE machine and tried to soak by just leaving the lid open and it just drained the water after 20 minutes!! There is no "soak" option on the washer! sighhh
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I did mine in the tub. I've used a big plastic tub or the bathtub.
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I have soaked in either a 5 gallon bucket or my laundry room sink. I have heard of mamas using bath tubs as well. Then I just drain the water and transfer to the washer.
huh I might as well wet pail it then if I'm can't soak in my machine.. hmmmm
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I use my laundry room sink, or the diaper pail itself for a soak, I have never figured out how to soak with my HE machine.
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huh I might as well wet pail it then if I'm can't soak in my machine.. hmmmm
True if you want to soak every wash but for doing the RNG rock the soak for stinkies it isn't so bad.
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