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    What do you do when a disposable diaper breaks in the washing machine! (Luckily was just wet.) Shall I put thru dryer and shake? Rinse again? Help, please!!

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    I take the clothes outside and shake real good and then I vaccum out the washing machine. Wash again. Repeat if necc. I would not want that stuff in my dryer.

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    Thanks! Boy, you were quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Thanks! Boy, you were quick!
    I hope that works! That is such a mess!!!!!!!!!!

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    The plastic from a disposable diaper would melt in the dryer. Don't put it in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bstock
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Thanks! Boy, you were quick!
    I hope that works! That is such a mess!!!!!!!!!!
    Especially when in my era when there were no disposables so it never happened to me before! My daughter is no help because she can't stop laughing and, of course, it never happened to her! Now my problem is that my vacuum is an upright! Guess I could tip the washer on its side! LOL I know, I'll get her to come fix it!

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    shake when still wet, it comes off easier, at least that is true with tissues.

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    Oh No! Sorry for chuckling, but I could see this happening to me too :roll: :lol:

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    Just keep rinsing. We use cloth diapers with disposables at night. DH doesn't change too many diapers so every now and then one gets mixed in. If you keep rinsing eventually all the little beads will disappear. I usually don't even see it until I go to put them in the dryer and find the empty "shell" of a diaper. Yuck!

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    Don't vacuum it up!! My daughter had one in a pool and I gently tossed it over a gate and it exploded on the floor it ruined my vacuum. Try to get as much out as you can and run the washer and make sure you empty the trap but don't use the vacuum because the water will ruin it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    What do you do when a disposable diaper breaks in the washing machine! (Luckily was just wet.) Shall I put thru dryer and shake? Rinse again? Help, please!!
    Forgive me for being so stupid but why would you put a disposable diaper in the washing machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threadedneedle
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    What do you do when a disposable diaper breaks in the washing machine! (Luckily was just wet.) Shall I put thru dryer and shake? Rinse again? Help, please!!
    Forgive me for being so stupid but why would you put a disposable diaper in the washing machine?
    For us they get mixed in the (cloth) diaper pail every now and then, or my kids will try and be helpful by throwing them away and they end up in the hamper instead (I guess using both cloth and disposables might get a little confusing since you wash some and throw others away). It was probably just an accident, not intentional.

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    I may be wrong, but I think the "absorbent" part of a disposable diaper is the same thing that plant people put in potting mix to hold water. It is a polymer that grabs and holds any moisture that touches it.
    I had one nursery worker (plants, not kids) tell me that she took off the plastic from damaged, unused adult diapers, cut them up and used them to add to potting mixtures. They held lots of water and were very effective in keeping plants happy in our dragon's breath hot summers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonangel12
    Quote Originally Posted by Threadedneedle
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    What do you do when a disposable diaper breaks in the washing machine! (Luckily was just wet.) Shall I put thru dryer and shake? Rinse again? Help, please!!
    Forgive me for being so stupid but why would you put a disposable diaper in the washing machine?
    For us they get mixed in the (cloth) diaper pail every now and then, or my kids will try and be helpful by throwing them away and they end up in the hamper instead (I guess using both cloth and disposables might get a little confusing since you wash some and throw others away). It was probably just an accident, not intentional.
    OK I can understand THAT, had kid helpers myself back in the day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threadedneedle
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    What do you do when a disposable diaper breaks in the washing machine! (Luckily was just wet.) Shall I put thru dryer and shake? Rinse again? Help, please!!
    Forgive me for being so stupid but why would you put a disposable diaper in the washing machine?
    Do you really think I did it on purpose?????????????

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    OK, so I tried to shake out one garment in the mudroom (it's pouring outside)then put it in the dryer on air fluff. That got about 99% off and into the lint filter! So I put the rest of the load and still go 90% off. The stuff on the floor dried and I was able to sweep it out the door. I had an old rubber door stop that I turned upside down and used as a mini-scoop/soft spatula and it worked well to clean the washer drum.

    Next I'll run the washer thru a cycle, clean again then rinse the duds again. *sigh* getting there! The lovely boy put his own pj's in the washer so I didn't catch it.

    Thanks everyone. Was delighted to try the air fluff and have it work!

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    Give your sweet boy a hug for trying to help! Sometimes things just go wrong and all we can do is do our best to cope!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    OK, so I tried to shake out one garment in the mudroom (it's pouring outside)then put it in the dryer on air fluff. That got about 99% off and into the lint filter! So I put the rest of the load and still go 90% off. The stuff on the floor dried and I was able to sweep it out the door. I had an old rubber door stop that I turned upside down and used as a mini-scoop/soft spatula and it worked well to clean the washer drum.

    Next I'll run the washer thru a cycle, clean again then rinse the duds again. *sigh* getting there! The lovely boy put his own pj's in the washer so I didn't catch it.

    Thanks everyone. Was delighted to try the air fluff and have it work!

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    I Can't Stop Laughing.

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    Happy to report it all worked out fine. The laundry is clean and dry and the machines are clean too. Think it was the air fluffing in the dryer with a dryer sheet that took out the static and allowed the "particles" to go to the filter. Boy, is that stuff slippery when its wet on the floor so watch out friends! Looks and feels just like slush!

    My GS is a doll and we share many laughs. But I will never in this world tell him that last Wednesday I grilled him a spider with his cheese sandwich!! No lie! He's just 10 and hates them. Imagine standing at the stove with him right behind you chatting and you go to flip the sandwich and notice this big, shiny black abdomen and 8 crispy legs. How I managed to remain in place without uttering a sound I don't know! Stunned I guess. Anyway I calmly took it out and he enjoyed his lunch! You have to understand that they were the last 2 pieces of cheese!

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