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    Suggestions needed for front load washer

    The delicate cycle, had water remaining so I selected spin only. Read manual in trouble shooting, may of been too light........next time added more items again on delicate cycle. Same thing didn't spin enough, I am thinking I should call repair man...........suggestions. I use this cycle for my T-shirts than only fluff in the dryer for a few minutes and than hang on hangers to dry.......thanks in advance.

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    When my top loader had that problem I had to call a repairman, seems a sensor had gone out. If it was too light throw in a towel for weight and let it spin.

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    On mine, the delicate cycle does not spin as fast as the regular cycles. I think this may be typical of delicate cycles on front loaders. What brand and model do you have? It would help to get feedback from people who have your specific machine. (Mine is a 10-year-old Asko, which not many people would have.)

    Edit: Should add, though, that I have not had water remaining for my delicate cycle runs. On the other hand, I don't think I have ever run t-shirts through the delicate cycle; have run a sweater at a time through, though, and still no water remaining.

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    The "delicate" cycle to me, indicates fine lingerie and not tee shirts, which are cotton and get HEAVY when wet. Did you try to use a normal cycle vs. the delicate?

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    front loaders are a royal pain. why don't they fix them instead of telling everyone to leave the door open to dry it out? I hope someone can help you.

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    I appreciate the comments, I have a Samsung 5200. With my old top loading delicate meant spin but didn't leave tight wrinkles. I had no idea the learn curve for this machine would be so hard. Also it doesn't look like there is enough water for any cycle, I have been told that is normal for front loaders.....again thanks in advance.....calla/Sue

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    I always use the highest spin setting on my machine -- cuts the drying time a lot! Love my front loader. When I'm done washing I just wipe the door and the gaskets. Don't have a problem with not drying out.

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    I won a new front loader and the only cycle that it does not spin dry properly is the delicate one. I don't think there is anything wrong with it - it is gentle on the spinning as well. I put it on the spin if I want more water out of the load.

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    I have the Samsung front loader with dryer for 3 years.. I haven't had any problems but I only use the quick wash in heavy soiled mode. I haven't used any other settings. I also don't sort. I just dump everything in the machine throw in soap and hit go. Mostly jeans, t-shirts and underwear. It only takes 31 minutes. I have used the bedding setting for sheets etc but it took too long and found it works just fine on the quick wash too. Everything comes out and goes into the dryer on normal dry. Everything comes out clean and dry. No issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    front loaders are a royal pain. why don't they fix them instead of telling everyone to leave the door open to dry it out? I hope someone can help you.
    I totally agree. I have had a GE front loader for 5+ years and hated it from day 1. if i could afford to dump it I would. Dealer will only give us $100 for it so will watch Craigs list and find a top loader and haul this one to the recycle center. Had the dealer here so many times the first year that they refused to service it any longer. So needless to say I am not a fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    front loaders are a royal pain. why don't they fix them instead of telling everyone to leave the door open to dry it out? I hope someone can help you.
    I've had my Whirlpool front loader almost 4 years and love it. I've never "cleaned" it. I just don't close the door all the way. You can't even tell that the door is not really closed. A closed door means it gets stinky inside. That happens to dishwashers, too. I leave that door almost closed also, just not locked. I also leave my dryer door almost closed, just not locked. An unplugged refrigerator does the same thing.
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    I have a Frigidaire front loader--this model does not have the pause so that I could open it and take out or put in another item. I find it does not wring clothes out as well as the top loaders I've had and it has to be watched as it will stop moving forward if the load gets a little unbalanced. I do run a cleaning rag around under the rubber seal to clean out gunk and help to dry it out after a wash. The gas dryer of the same make never dries clothes on the first cycle. I usually have to run it again and dry most things on the "hotter" white clothes cycle. I do put a bath towel in it now to help get things to dry faster. If I had the room I would sure like to go back to the top loader and and electric dyer.

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    Try something different (undies) and see if you have the same problem.

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    I have no suggestions for you since after finding out that I had to buy special cleaner tabs for the machine, I went out and bought a used older Kenmore set, that is still working as well as when I bought it 8 years ago. I figure if I have to buy special cleaners for the machine, how clean are the clothes really? My ugly old set stands in the laundry room waiting for me to use them, and never need special stuff to keep them clean. I do have a SIL who bought a set, and when they moved in, so did the mildew smell in her home. She uses the cleaner tabs, and called the shop for help, to be told that is normal for front loaders! I have to take Sudafed just to go visit her.
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    I have a Bosch front loader, had the same problem even with loads that were not delicate, His recommendation was to reduce the spin cycle at the onset. Not enough weight/volume to require the high spin.
    He also suggested using straight bleach in the detergent receptacle (about 1 cup) add bleach to the softner and bleach receptacles to the fill line. Use heavy duty setting, hot water, bleach added setting, extra rinse setting. I do leave my door full open. I do not have a odor problem. He also recommended reducing the detergent to tablespoons-ignore the lines on the cap, (unless of course I was laundering a mechanics clothes) they are of course promoting usage of their product. The over usage of detergent can be the cursor to many problems with the HE type of machine. I do not have problems with sticky clothes, mold or odor. If I am throwing in a light load I will add maybe clean rag towels to give some bulk to avoid spin issues too. The HE type machines are tempermental(sp), but I do like that they are better for the environment. And cheaper to use- less water, less detergent and less energy. And too boot my machines prior were sooo bad, I can't help but love what I have.

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    I so appreciate all the suggestions, tips, and comments. On a regular load I have noticed the clothes are nearly dry, I will explore the shorter cycle thanks to all.......calla/Sue

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