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Problem washing quilts with cotton batting in a front load washing machine

Old 02-01-2013, 06:47 AM
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Default Problem washing quilts with cotton batting in a front load washing machine

I wash my quilts on the gentle cycle with cold water in a front loader. When I go to put them in the dryer they are sopping wet. I've tried putting them through another spin cycle, but that doesn't seem to do much good. I end up squeezing as much water out as I can before putting it into the dryer. Does anyone else have this problem? Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Thanks in advance for your much appreciated advice.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:49 AM
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I just washed one on Sunday and it worked fine! I used regular wash though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:54 AM
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my front loader doesn't spin out much on gentle (delicate on my machine). It is made for lightweight fabrics and items only. Check your manual to see what your front loader does on gentle.
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yep, I have to use the regular wash cycle as well.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:56 AM
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My front loader does the same on Gentle Cycle, no matter what contents. Always have to use the Drain & Spin cycle afterwards to get the water out. It is a 13 minute cycle.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:47 AM
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On your machine can you run a regular cycle i.e., not a gentle cycle, spin? Sometimes I do that with my front loader if I plan to dry something flat and I want as much water as possible out of it first.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:23 AM
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You nedd to have your spin cycle set to spin harder.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:31 AM
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my kenmore front loader has different spin speeds. check yours for same, the slower spin speeds don't get as much water out. i suspect that the gentle cycle on your machine is a slower speed. Never have any problems with my quilts using the quick wash on my front loader. i can still set it for cold, have it run shorter and still spin at normal speed.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:41 AM
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Ditto all the above. Always use regular setting and medium spin. Sometimes things are spun so well they barely need the dryer.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:20 AM
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The gentle cycle on my front loader doesn't have much of a spin. I have no concerns with washing quilts in my front loader on a regular cycle. The action of a front loader is gentler than the agitation of a top loader with that center post in the tub.

If you still want to wash on a gentle cycle, I agree with other posters, run a rinse-and-spin cycle afterwards.
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