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Old 04-06-2009, 08:19 AM   #1
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Front load washer-sanitize cycle?

Does the water get too hot on this cycle? I have mostly pockets. We purchased a new Samsung and I believe the water gets to be around 160 F. Thanks!

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Old 04-06-2009, 08:53 AM   #2
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Re: Front load washer-sanitize cycle?

For like 8 months always washed my diapers on sanitize - used pockets with pf inserts. Never had any problems at all. Then I just discovered my diapers did just as well just washed on hot and saved a little on the electric bill so I only wash on sanitize now if dd has been sick or had lots of poopies.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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Re: Front load washer-sanitize cycle?

If I run my washer on sanitize cycle tha is like 1 hr 25 minutes, water really never gets that hot, especially that everything was rinsed before with cold water. the water only gets really hot on stain cycle that is like 2 hrs long. 110V heaters just take so much time to heat tha water. For me sanitize/stain cycle is great to run on MF inserts from time to time.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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I've never used the sanitize cycle for my pockets. Only my inserts and doublers, and a few prefolds. I do it about once a month with a little bleach to keep any stink or bacteria at bay. I don't know that it's really necessary but it makes me feel good.
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We wear all fitteds and wool here. I was all my diapers and inserts on the sanitary cycle every other wash. The cycle is super long because the machine heats the water to 180 degrees. They hold up great and there is definitely a difference in how they smell and how stain free they are on the sanitary washings versus just a regular cycle on hot or the temperature boost on my machine which is 150 degree water. I just feel better knowing they are as close to pure clean as I can get them.
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