I use a mesh bag
I use a mesh bag
I got in the habit when I lived in AZ - it only took about half an hour for everything to dry there and cut down on the utility bills.
Same as Maviskw, my old top loader never did this. My expensive LG front loader does it all the time. I can not stand my new washer. I've had it 2 years and want to get rid of it so bad but just can't afford to do that.
I hang mine on the garage clothes line, then just fluff in the dryer for 10 minutes.
Sounds like my washer and dryer. I think I'll try putting the fabric in a pillowcase or mesh bag. As far as the dryer goes, I try to remember to check it about half way thru the cycle and straighten things out and then finish drying.
Wow! What a lot of problems! I was never so happy as the day my top loader died! I have a wash sink in my laundry area and I put my fabric in a tub (use a lot of those pink hopital tubs) and fill it with totally hot water and leave it for a bit. If it runs, I know it, and in any case if it is going to shrink, it will. My new front loader has a "rinse and spin" 12 minute cycle and if the fabric doesn't need treatment for bleeding then it goes into that cycle and comes out in great shape and into the (old) dryer. I've never had problems; I do bring it out when "just" dry, or even needs to hang for a bit dry. I almost never iron new fabric, and when I do it's because it was stored wrong and got too crunched. I wonder what the difference is? My front loader was expensive, but I got California rebates that took off a lot of the extra cost because it is a water and energy saver.
my wsher twists, but the dryer doesn't. so I just untwist before moving between machines.
And I always prewash...smile.
Yes! My washing machine -- a great and reliable Maytag that I've had for years -- does this with sheets or any long fabric. But this twisting into a coil seems fairly recent to me so I'm puzzled about why.
this is one of many reasons why I gave up prewashing 25 yrs ago-way too much time involved.