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Old 02-11-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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LG TLer -- what cycle?

If you have an LG Waveforce TLer, what cycle do you use to wash your diapers? I was using the cotton/normal wash to get the "waveforce" action (which I love because it pulls the water straight through the diapers), but I started turning the cold water line off to make the water hotter and now it doesn't fill with enough water on this cycle. Other cycles that use a lot of water (e.g., towels) don't seem to the use the waveforce action, and our diapers started to stink ...

Going back to cooler water on the cotton cycle for now. Let me know if you have a great cycle going!!

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Old 02-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:06 AM   #3
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Re: LG TLer -- what cycle?

Funny -- exactly a year later and I have the same question again! Now I use the heavy duty cycle on "hot" (which is really lukewarm), but I'm worried that the waveforce action that gets the inserts so clean is too rough on my shells (Softbums). Can anyone share their cycles? TIA!
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I use the bulky/. Bedding selection. It adds a full drum of water no matter how many diapers. I always change the water setting to hot and the soiled setting to heavy.
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I use hot water on the bulky items setting as well.
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I use cotton/normal set to heavy and I always just push the add water button. I find if I use the bulky/bedding cycle my diapers don't get as clean because there is way too much water and the diapers need friction from rubbing against each other to get clean. Not enough water in there and I think they have too much friction which can lead to premature wear like you said. I don't bother using hot water, warm gets them just as clean. I always add an extra rinse at the end too.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #7
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Re: LG TLer -- what cycle?

Silly question, since I've had this machine for a year, but when/how do you press the extra water button to make it work? Can you use it in a custom program, or do you have to press it after the machine starts?
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You have to push the add water button after the machine has stopped filling so unfortunately it can't be programmed in there. It either has to do with the fact the machine weighs each individual load to determine water level and so you cant tell the machine to "add more" if it hasn't already added what it thinks it needs, or the fact that the same button runs the extra rinses which are programmable and so it can't do the double function. I do have my regular diaper cycle programmed and then once it has filled I just walk in there and pause the cycle, push add water button (hold for 3 seconds until you hear the beep) and then start the cycle again. I think you can add water up to 3 times but usually once is good. I wash about 22-27 fitteds at a time and usually like the tub to be half to 2/3 full. I must say I LOVE this washer, once I figured it out :-)
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Re: LG TLer -- what cycle?

Gotcha. Maybe I'll try that -- waiting for the washer to fill (it's in the basement) may give me a few minutes to myself. Thank you!
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Re: LG TLer -- what cycle?

I do a speed wash first, on warm/warm, with extra water to make sure they're rinsed well. Then a bright whites cycle with extra water. After one wash where EBF poop survived until the dryer, I err on the side of over washing now.
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