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    I second the LG front loader being great and front loaders in general. Top loaders IMO break too quickly and use too much water. I use the delicate setting on my clothes and DH uses a cotton setting on his work clothes and they come out great without the need to soak the blood or any juices away. Towels go on the same setting and cone out beautiful. Towels change over time too though and do tend to lose some of their softness anyway.

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    I have an LG front loader and love it. If your things are coming out stiff I would check your washing detergent. I have found that ours is a very high performance machine and since they are water savers if I use too much detergent it will make the clothes etc feel stiff and rough. I cut the amount of front loader powder to half the 'recommended' dose and my things still come out really clean and smelling lovely, but not stiffness. Also if you add napisan to your wash add an extra rinse to it as well.


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    Wow so many love the LG front loader. That's what I had aswell as my dh's cousin. For me it was a horrible machine and for her too. Sorry for the negative response but I would definitely not recommended it.

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    I've got a 9kg top loader that is high efficiency and uses less water. I have to buy front loader detergent for it. I use liquid cold power and our towels are fairly soft.

    The only drawback is that the lid locks shortly after the machine starts, so I can't throw in anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootiredtosleep View Post
    I've got a 9kg top loader that is high efficiency and uses less water. I have to buy front loader detergent for it. I use liquid cold power and our towels are fairly soft.

    The only drawback is that the lid locks shortly after the machine starts, so I can't throw in anything else.
    My top loader is the same (9.5kg) the lid does lock too. However if u just press the start or pause button the lid releases with 3 seconds. Have u tried that?

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    I love my front loader....
    Just an FYI... The quick wash setting on my machine doesn't shorten the machines life-it's recommended to
    Use actually.

    Generally speaking front loaders are gentler on clothes than top Loaders... Just more noticeable in a front loader.

    I would second the using too much detergent theory-it will cake onto the clothes and make then stiff.
    Silly question but have you tried a few different brands of detergent (powder/liquid) even?

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    I have an LG front loader and have tried several different detergents and don't use too much detergent. I did find that changing the speed it spins out stopped my clothes from going stiff. I won't use fabric softener, that definitely ruins your machine, and I don't want a machine that I need to add two different detergents to to have the clothes come out nice.
    I read on here that the quick wash shortens the life span of the machine so sorry if that's wrong.
    I wouldn't buy an LG again...no way, no how. I'm not happy with it at all.

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    I have a LG front loader and LOVE it!

    I have no problem with stiff or scratchy clothes - especially since I started using Method detergeant from Enjo - I use 2/3 or 1/2 what they recommend anyhow

    I use a dash of vinegar when washing MOTH's workclothes as they are quite stinky no matter what detergeant I use

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    I have a 9kg high efficiency top loader. I love it! It uses front loader washing powder/liquid.

    With the amount of washing I do, I wouldn't go a front loader purely for my back.

    I do agree with previous posters that too much washing powde/liquid can cause stiffness.

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    Another front loader lover here


 

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