Just wondering if anyone uses an electrolux front loader washing machine to wash their cloth nappies?
Im going to be using CN when bubs arrives in September, I wouldnt have a clue how to wash them in a front loader or what settings to use.
I have an Electrolux 7kg time manager machine.
I would love to hear how all you CN mums use your front loaders.
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02-03-2012 13:25 #1Junior Member
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Electrolux front loader for cloth nappy wash
02-03-2012 13:31 #2
I have a Whirlpool front loader. I will be using the super-eco cycle on mine. It takes 4 hours and I run it overnight, but I have found everything is super clean after that cycle. It also uses the lowest amount of power (and off peak if I run it overnight). Occasionally I will use the super hot wash on them.
02-03-2012 14:31 #3
I have a front loader (LG washer/dryer) and I find it works great! I do a rinse and spin cycle (rather than a pre-wash) on 600-800rpm. Then I do a long 40 degree cotton wash (2 tablespoons of Rockin Green, and sometimes a little splash of Canestan Rinse in fabric softener compartment) with extra rinse on 600-800rpm. Then I do another rinse and spin (same as first one). If a nappy is dirty after spraying off in the toilet I always give it a little hand wash or a soak in a little bit of Rockin Green, I find the stains are harder to get out otherwise.
Some things to think about..
- I always do an extra rinse after normal wash to get out any leftover detergents (as front loaders don't use much water, so I was having build-up issues before I added the extra rinse cycle).
- wash on gentle (I wouldn't spin on any more than 800rpm as it's too hard on the nappies).
- use a little less detergent than u would with a top loader. The less u can get away with the better when it comes to cloth nappies I find.
I always liked top loaders until I got my front loader. I've had it for 5 years and still going strong! Touch wood..
04-06-2012 09:32 #4Member
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I have the same washer you do and it's a pain to wash nappies. You have to make sure to wash a full load, adding towels if you need to in order to get enough water through them.
First, a cold rinse: I use the hand wash cold cycle with no detergent. Then, a regular wash cycle with a teaspoon of detergent, dissolved in water. I always do the extra rinse at the end, but sometimes they are STILL soapy, so another rinse may be necessary. Too much soap can give your baby a rash and affect the absorbancy of the nappy. I use a phosphate free and enzyme free detergent.
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10-06-2012 23:43 #5
I have an Electrolux front loader and haven't had any issues, that being said I haven't been cloth for long. I use the cottons setting and use the prewash option, but don't put anything in the prewash compartment. I use one tablespoon of phosphate/enzyme free powder and run it on either cold or warm and 800rpm. I've had no issues so far and the nappies come out beautifully.
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