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Posted: 2/9/2011 3:48:26 PM EST
Ever since we replaced our washing machine with a high efficiency one it takes me 3 or 4 times to get the camp fire smell out of my cloths. Before I only had to wash them once.
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Posted: 2/9/2011 3:49:04 PM EST
Did you try the extra water option?

I've been pretty happy with mine.
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Buy some fabric softener stuff to add into it, should take care of the smell.
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Just sit in the faint glow of your CFLs and reminisce of camp fires past.
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Posted: 2/9/2011 3:53:41 PM EST
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Just sit in the faint glow of your CFLs and reminisce of camp fires past.


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I dunno. I bought a DrFrige endorsed Fisher & Paykel top loader and immediately noticed a 10% reduction in my water bill. No HE detergent needed. Maybe swap out for a F&P?
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hmm i have heard adding a little bit of vinegar to the wash cycle helps eliminate odors have never done it myself though.
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hmm. ive got a kenmore elite and it washes way better than any other washer ive ever had.
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We've got an HE washer/dryer set. I wouldn't know but the wife seems to like them
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Posted: 2/9/2011 4:07:55 PM EST
Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
Ever since we replaced our washing machine with a high efficiency one it takes me 3 or 4 times to get the camp fire smell out of my cloths. Before I only had to wash them once.


Gee does the dryer shrink your clothes too? Maybe you just stink more.

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At the rate we are going.....

We will wash clothes in a tub just to get 'em clean like the machines used too.

We will ride a horse to get around like real cars use to do.

We will write with a real pencil like computer typing use to do.

We will grow real food that you use to buy at a store.

Anyone care to add to the list?



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Posted: 2/9/2011 4:13:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By HoleSight:
At the rate we are going.....

We will wash clothes in a tub just to get 'em clean like the machines used too.

We will ride a horse to get around like real cars use to do.

We will write with a real pencil like computer typing use to do.

We will grow real food that you use to buy at a store.

Anyone care to add to the list?





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Posted: 2/9/2011 4:15:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By HoleSight:
At the rate we are going.....

We will wash clothes in a tub just to get 'em clean like the machines used too.

We will ride a horse to get around like real cars use to do.

We will write with a real pencil like computer typing use to do.

We will grow real food that you use to buy at a store.

Anyone care to add to the list?




No.

A decent "high efficiency" washer should do a good job.
A crap washer touted as "high efficiency" ought to be ignored in the market.
Writing with a pencil has nothing to do with either unless you write on your clothes.
Growing "real food" is further afield and has not a damn thing to do with laundry as far as I can tell....
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Originally Posted By LePew:
Originally Posted By HoleSight:
At the rate we are going.....

We will wash clothes in a tub just to get 'em clean like the machines used too.

We will ride a horse to get around like real cars use to do.

We will write with a real pencil like computer typing use to do.

We will grow real food that you use to buy at a store.

Anyone care to add to the list?




No.

A decent "high efficiency" washer should do a good job.
A crap washer touted as "high efficiency" ought to be ignored in the market.
Writing with a pencil has nothing to do with either unless you write on your clothes.
Growing "real food" is further afield and has not a damn thing to do with laundry as far as I can tell....


you would likely get dirty planting a garden so i would say that does in fact directly relate to laundry.
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Mine clean better than any model I've used. That includes a 20+ year old Maytag.
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Add me to the list of satisfied HE users. Kenmore Elite w/d takes a crap ton of clothes and does a good job every time. Saves water usage out of my well.

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Get this powdered stuff called "Oxy Clean" (RIP Billy Mays), works like a charm!

Gets the stank out of old towels too, been using it for years.

ETA: We have a Samsung HE front-loader, the damned thing'll clean anything.
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My septic system was really overloaded, the less water usage has pretty much saved me from redoing my leech field.
We do at least one load of laundry every day, sometimes 2 loads.
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The jury is still out for me, I just bought a HE washer about two weeks ago.

The first load I did had a t-shirt with a quarter sized spot of dried joint compound on the shoulder, after the first run the j.c. was still there so I threw it in again with the next load and it still didn't come out.I ended up washing it out by hand.
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Posted: 2/9/2011 4:58:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
Ever since we replaced our washing machine with a high efficiency one it takes me 3 or 4 times to get the camp fire smell out of my cloths. Before I only had to wash them once.


it the new and eco friendly shitty detergent, same for dish washers

They have taken all the phosphates and good environment destoying goodness form us, guess what it doesnt clean worth a shit
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Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Originally Posted By Keekleberrys:
Ever since we replaced our washing machine with a high efficiency one it takes me 3 or 4 times to get the camp fire smell out of my cloths. Before I only had to wash them once.


it the new and eco friendly shitty detergent, same for dish washers

They have taken all the phosphates and good environment destoying goodness form us, guess what it doesnt clean worth a shit


Unfortunately, this.

Go find some TSP, add a bit to your wash, enjoy. I need to stock up on the real stuff before they "disappear" that also.
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HE works for basic cleaning but to get stains out (rust from sanding old metal), I had to wash a couple of times and finally soaked in a bucket of oxiclean. Since I don't "need" HE, I think the hype is a waste.
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Add me to the list of satisfied HE users. Kenmore Elite w/d takes a crap ton of clothes and does a good job every time. Saves water usage out of my well.

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That is what we have and we love it.

We have had it 6-7 years and our water bill dropped from $40-50 a month to the minimum of $16.00 a month!

If you are washing really dirty (or smelly) clothes use the heavy duty (read longer) cycle.
If you are using liquid soap then quit and start using HE powder soap and make sure you are using the correct amount.
It washes the clothes better and it will keep your washer and drain from stinking.

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Originally Posted By tabraha:
Add me to the list of satisfied HE users. Kenmore Elite w/d takes a crap ton of clothes and does a good job every time. Saves water usage out of my well.

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That is what we have and we love it.

We have had it 6-7 years and our water bill dropped from $40-50 a month to the minimum of $16.00 a month!

If you are washing really dirty (or smelly) clothes use the heavy duty (read longer) cycle.
If you are using liquid soap then quit and start using HE powder soap and make sure you are using the correct amount.
It washes the clothes better and it will keep your washer and drain from stinking.

BigDozer66



Except many front loader directions are very specific in telling the customer NOT to use powdered soap in the machine.

I cheated and put back about 15 large bottles of pre ban phosphate laundry soap. Next up, put back some TSP.
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Originally Posted By branch_davidian:

Originally Posted By HoleSight:
At the rate we are going.....

We will wash clothes in a tub just to get 'em clean like the machines used too.

We will ride a horse to get around like real cars use to do.

We will write with a real pencil like computer typing use to do.

We will grow real food that you use to buy at a store.

Anyone care to add to the list?





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I have a front loading LG HE machine, and I'm happy with it. I've had it almost three years now, and have no complaints. I like that it doesn't use 220V for drying.
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Originally Posted By stockshift:
I dunno. I bought a DrFrige endorsed Fisher & Paykel top loader and immediately noticed a 10% reduction in my water bill. No HE detergent needed. Maybe swap out for a F&P?

I love my Fisher & Paykel, so does my Dad.

High efficiency top loaders are going to take over the market over the next 10 years or so.
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Originally Posted By Skg_Mre_Lght:
Just sit in the faint glow of your CFLs and reminisce of camp fires past.


+1

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Originally Posted By stockshift:
I dunno. I bought a DrFrige endorsed Fisher & Paykel top loader and immediately noticed a 10% reduction in my water bill. No HE detergent needed. Maybe swap out for a F&P?

F & P rock!!!!

Bought one 5 years ago was amazing - now my ex has it.

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