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Old 07-29-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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Help with Front Loader washing

i KNOW i've seen this asked before, but i've searched the different forums and i can't find it

I just got a Fridegidaire Front Loading washing machine and dryer and i now have a load of diapers that need washing. Can somebody please tell me how i should wash them?

I know that it must be different than my old top loading machine, but i don't know what to adjust.

Please help!

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That's the kind I have! I do a wash in cold with Charlie's, then a wash with extra rinse, no soap, hot. Do whatever you did before - if you did a cold soak just do a cold wash on the quick setting.
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Re: Help with Front Loader washing

Thanks!

I use Purex Free and Clear for all my diapers (pockets). I did a cold rinse, then hot wash followed by cold rinse, and then another cold rinse with my old top loading.

I just wasn't sure about the water level being enough! I don't know how to change the water level?

I was going to try the "spin only" and add an extra rinse option.

Do you ever use the "sanitize" option? I didn't know if it would get too hot?


Thanks!
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I'm jumping on the wagon here...Front loader help!!! Sanitizer what the heck is that cycle for???
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I'm jumping on the wagon here...Front loader help!!! Sanitizer what the heck is that cycle for???
It used the internal heater to heat the water to super hot. Kills germs and whatnot. I usually don't use it on diapers. Bed sheets, though, it's great for those!
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Thanks!

I use Purex Free and Clear for all my diapers (pockets). I did a cold rinse, then hot wash followed by cold rinse, and then another cold rinse with my old top loading.

I just wasn't sure about the water level being enough! I don't know how to change the water level?

I was going to try the "spin only" and add an extra rinse option.

Do you ever use the "sanitize" option? I didn't know if it would get too hot?


Thanks!
I have a different kind, but for mine I choose the soil level to change the water level. No matter what I choose, though, it never looks like there is enough water in there to clean anything! It always does, though.
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Thanks!

I use Purex Free and Clear for all my diapers (pockets). I did a cold rinse, then hot wash followed by cold rinse, and then another cold rinse with my old top loading.

I just wasn't sure about the water level being enough! I don't know how to change the water level?

I was going to try the "spin only" and add an extra rinse option.

Do you ever use the "sanitize" option? I didn't know if it would get too hot?


Thanks!
It's a "smart" washer - it will stop filling up when it has enough water. That's what the HE means- it does more work with less water, which is why you need 1/2 - 1/3 the amount of soap you were using before. I don't know about using the sanitize with pockets. It's great with my prefolds, but I'd be nervous that it would melt the PUL or at least break it down faster.
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Such a relief to read that I am not the only one at a loss with a front loader!

I used to use a wet pail now I use a dry pail. So much less mess!

I would love to read more about people's approach to front loaders and cd!
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