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    Yup I just washed mine last week. I have a Bosch front loader and love it, no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    And once you start a load you can't open the lid to throw that pair of knickers and a sock you found behind the door. And, you need to make sure you buy the right detergent for front loaders. Are heavier to transport than top loaders because of the concrete block in them used to stabilise them.
    If I pause mine during a cycle then the door unlocks and I can add things however my last one didn't (6years old now)

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    I would struggle to fit that in my 7.5kg front loader. When it's wet, the doona will be heavier too. Can you take it to the laundromat instead and use their big machines?

    On a side note, we have a Samsung 7.5kg frontloader. Best machine we've ever had. An average load takes 1hr20min, which flies by anyway. It's quiet, and washes so well. My only regret in this purchase was that we didn't get the 10kg one rather than the 7.5kg.

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    I've got an LG front loader 7.5kg and my king duvet fits in there fine...and mine has an 18min quick wash for freshening clothes and a 30min cycle. Ivr never used a longer cycle and clothes are always clean....so there goes the myth of long washes!
    Have only ever had front loaders...top loaders are hard for shorties to reach in and get wet clothes out

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    And once you start a load you can't open the lid to throw that pair of knickers and a sock you found behind the door. And, you need to make sure you buy the right detergent for front loaders. Are heavier to transport than top loaders because of the concrete block in them used to stabilise them.
    You can add those socks and knickers at anytime during the cycle with my front loader (has a 'stop & add' button). If you buy the wrong detergent just use 1/3 of the top loader verson.

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    I dislike front loaders because they don't seem to get things clean. My mil has one and fil's work clothes don't come out anywhere as clean looking or smelling as DH's do from my top loader. Is it the machine? Or is it possible she is just overloading it?

    And sorry for crashing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I dislike front loaders because they don't seem to get things clean. My mil has one and fil's work clothes don't come out anywhere as clean looking or smelling as DH's do from my top loader. Is it the machine? Or is it possible she is just overloading it?

    And sorry for crashing!
    If you over load it, as in jam so much in that's it's tough to shut the door then general it doesn't clean very well. My DH does this all the time but I never have a problem when washing.

    For those that use the 30min cycle the guy in Harvey Norman tried to tell me that using a 30min cycle with more than 5 items of clothing will stuff the motor. I always used the 30min on my last one and it was still going strong after 6-7years it was just that the removalist's broke the handle off it after we moved and a stabilizer so we replaced it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I dislike front loaders because they don't seem to get things clean. My mil has one and fil's work clothes don't come out anywhere as clean looking or smelling as DH's do from my top loader. Is it the machine? Or is it possible she is just overloading it?

    And sorry for crashing!
    Generally front loaders seem to clean better so maybe just that machine / overloading?

    Our front loader has a pause button so can add forgotten items.

    Our king size doona just (only just!) fits in our 7kg front loader. Sometimes goes off balance, but usually when I forget to put in on bulky wash setting.

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    Our king size doona fits in our 8 kilo front loader no worries. When we had a top loader the king size doona didn't fit, couldn't even wash the kids single doonas in the top loader as it always unbalanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DesperatelySeekingSleep View Post
    And once you start a load you can't open the lid to throw that pair of knickers and a sock you found behind the door. And, you need to make sure you buy the right detergent for front loaders. Are heavier to transport than top loaders because of the concrete block in them used to stabilise them.
    Love our front loader, you can open the door and add items once it has started, doesn't need special washing powder, in fact I know go through a lot less washing powder that I did with the top loader. It washes the clothes really well, DH's work clothes come out clean and DD3's clothes (who is the grottiest dirtiest kid around and attracts dirt like a magnet) come out clean too - I used to soak most of her things in nappy-san weekly because she gets so dirty.

    As I mentioned in my other post, it washes the kids doonas which is a big plus - much easier than taking them to the dry cleaners every time one of them vomits in the bed etc. Love that it washes blankets etc too. Our old machine would unbalance with a doona or blankets etc.

    Big fan of our new front loader and I was so worried when we got it! Spent ages reading and researching and making sure we were doing the right thing!


 

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