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Color Catcher Warning..when washing fabrics

Old 05-27-2012, 06:24 AM
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Please be careful with the Color Catchers. I agree they do an amazing job but can cost you alot of money. There was a thread on here a few months ago about them getting into the pump of the front loading washers. I know that even with regular washers little kids socks can do that so on the rare occasion that I used one after that I'd pin it to a piece of fabric and it still did the job. Well, it was too late.

Not too long after that I started having problems with my washer and after tons of trouble shooting I had to call the repair man (thank goodness I had the warranty). He fixed it, it was clogged and showed me what was in it and told me I might want to go thru it because there were a few coins in it. I asked him about the color catchers and he agreed about them being a problem. After he left I went thru the fuzz as he called it, in the middle was 2 Color Catchers, there really wasn't too much "fuzz". Now I don't use them too often, as a matter of fact, I've only used a partial box but from now on I'll pin it to a piece of fabric and make sure I remove it when I'm done. This would have cost me plenty if it hadn't been for my warranty.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:37 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. I have a front loader and I use a color catcher with every finished quilt I wash. I always made sure I find the used sheet after the cycle is done. I think they are less expensive than the fabric I would ruin with dye running.
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Thanks for the information. I have used them for some time and never thought of the problem, like you I will pin mine on something from now on.
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Thank you for the heads up. I have been using these for years now with no trouble but have only one year on washer warranty left. On my blog, I have written about why I take my quilts to the laundry mat to wash in the jumbo washers - and your post is another good reason to take my quilts to the laundry mat.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:39 AM
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I have always put mine in a mesh laundry bag before tossing in the washer. Thanks for posting this.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:41 AM
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Thanks for taking the time to post this! Very good to know.
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:13 AM
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oh, that's good idea
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Put them in a nylon bag for intimate underwear.
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another reason to NOT buy a front loader! BUT if you have one, then by all means pin or baste the color catchers onto the fabric....and remember, you can tear the CC's into 1/4's and pin to several pieces
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Originally Posted by QuiltingHaven View Post
Put them in a nylon bag for intimate underwear.
oohhh...another good idea...I did that when I washed several FQ's in the lingerie bag!
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