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Old 07-30-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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Whirlpool Duet front loader - how's it do for washing diapers?

We already bought it but I forgot to ask around on how it does washing diapers.

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Old 07-30-2012, 07:25 AM   #2
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I hated mine! I just got rid of it and got an LG top loader. It wasn't so much that just washing diapers wa bad in it but we ha a mould problem on the rubber gasket and it started to leak from there also. Ours was only 2.5 years old, so maybe they changed the design, but I don't think I'd buy another front loader. Sorry about my bad review! Maybe you'll like it, I know it's a popular model!
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We have it and it's worked fine for us. My wash routine is:

Spin and Rinse cycle with cold water
Whitest Whites with detergent and extra rinse
And sometimes another spin and rinse cycle if necessary
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Re: Whirlpool Duet front loader - how's it do for washing diapers?

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We have it and it's worked fine for us. My wash routine is:

Spin and Rinse cycle with cold water
Whitest Whites with detergent and extra rinse
And sometimes another spin and rinse cycle if necessary

Once in a while I do the sanitary setting for Whitest Whites. I like to use The Soap Works Pure Laundry Soap. I also add some store brand oxy. And vinegar in the fabric softener compartment.
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We have it but I will never. Buy a front loader again. You need to leave washer open to dry out constantly. I find I have to often rewash my diapers and I hate that there is no soak option. I do a rinse only and then a whites/whites and then another rinse.
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Re: Whirlpool Duet front loader - how's it do for washing diapers?

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We have it but I will never. Buy a front loader again. You need to leave washer open to dry out constantly. I find I have to often rewash my diapers and I hate that there is no soak option. I do a rinse only and then a whites/whites and then another rinse.
I have a newer model (bought last summer), but I also had one from about 5 years ago. The new ones do have a soak option. And I just leave the washer door open, unless there is a load washing. It's really no inconvenience or anything. I just open it up to take the wet stuff out, and don't close it again till I put another load in.
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Re: Whirlpool Duet front loader - how's it do for washing diapers?

I like mine. It is one of the few that have a warm rinse option, which is really important for your rinse or soak cycle before the "whitest whites" cycle. If you have a cold rinse before that, your diapers really don't get hot enough because the diapers are full of cold water, you add a little hot water, and end up with just warm diapers for your long wash.
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I like mine. It is one of the few that have a warm rinse option, which is really important for your rinse or soak cycle before the "whitest whites" cycle. If you have a cold rinse before that, your diapers really don't get hot enough because the diapers are full of cold water, you add a little hot water, and end up with just warm diapers for your long wash.
I was always told I should do a cold rinse first. So you're saying to do a warm rinse??
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Yep, warm rinse is best. I mean, if a cold rinse works for you, don't change it, but a warm rinse is way better for getting yuckies out in a pre-rinse.

I like the Duet for diapers, and the one I use has a soak option.

I also do the Whitest Whites wash, with the pre-wash or pre-soak setting. Set it up once, walk away for a couple of hours, and it's done.
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