My DIL told me color catchers should not be used in front loaders. Her washer wouldn't drain so she had a tech come out to do the repair & he dug a color catcher out of the pump. He said NO NOT use them in front loaders because this happens all the time. I have a front loader at our home in AZ & used color catchers for the 5 months we were there. Now we are back in Canada & just bought a front loader for here. I think I'll contact the manufacturer & ask them. Have any of you have a problem with color catchers?