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Thread: Front load HE washer and quilts

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    I have a new front load HE washer and wondered if any of you have washed your quilts in this type of washer and if you have had problems. I always washed them in my top loader by filling with water and distributing the quilt soap before putting the quilt in. Since the new washer uses such a small amount of water and you are only supposed to use HE detergent, I need direction! Help please!

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    I have used mine to wash quilts. Works great because there is no way to put the machine off balance. I use the gentle cycle and cold water.

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    I use mine also. Normal wash ans normal he soap. Works fine for me. Do use a color catcher though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomenow
    I have used mine to wash quilts. Works great because there is no way to put the machine off balance. I use the gentle cycle and cold water.
    Same here - no problems! Just washed a K sized!

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    No problems washing mine I do use the gentle cycle (hand wash).

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    What kind of detergent are you all using?

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    i didn't realize that not going off balance was possible with that type of machine

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    I only use liquid detergent in my front loader. Also, I use less than what the bottle says bcause of the low water. I wash quilts and everything else my family throws at me with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kquilt53
    What kind of detergent are you all using?
    I make my own.

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    No problems using front loader washer. Just wash was as usual. Adding about 1/4 cup or little more, of white vinegar to rinse water insures no soap left in quilt.

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