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Exactly!  You wonder sometimes who thinks of these things... making you
stand in the shower for twenty minutes to get all rinsed off.  

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Here in the US midwest, we're into our second year of drought in my
region.  We have far less rainfall than you have in the UK.  We've been
using spot minimal irrigation in the vegetable gardens but have nearly
eliminated other sprinkling.  

Phae

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake,
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

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Phae, I LOVE my front-loader! It really does clean the clothes better,
and it does use less water, and it even spins the clothes drier than my
old washer, which means I spend less time trying to get them dry the
rest of the way, either in the dryer, or on a line. Less detergent is
necessary, too.

I was so impressed, although skeptical at first. But the washer's
vertical washing motion not only cleans the clothes better, but there is
much less wear and tear on them than in the old agitator-type machine.
The easiest way to tell is that our jeans and other dark clothing do not
fade nearly as much as they used to, and there is less than half the
lint produced. Not only that, but I can wash heaps of stuff in the same
load and it all comes clean. I'm not kidding; I've washed eight towels,
eight pair of jeans, and all our other dark clothes for at least 10 days
in the same load.

The only problem we have with ours is that the seal on the door was not
quite perfected when we bought this model (Frigidaire Gallery), and if
we don't leave it open between uses it gets a little musty. But newer
models don't have this problem.

Can you tell I'm impressed, and a big fan?

Karen Maslowski in Cincinnati
www.sewstorm.com

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Karen;

           I think I have an essentially similar machine to yours,
except it is the kenmore "badged" model... I will NEVER go back to a
top loader.. I have heard the "musty" problems from some people, but I
have not seen that issue with my machine, although I may run it more
often than some (like daily)...  (The reason I bought the kenmore
brand model was the year I purchased my machine, the kenmore was the
only one that had the stainless steel drum, the other "badged"
machines had enamel drums).

Front loaders use less water, over 50% less detergent, less bleach,
and the clothes do not get nearly as worn looking from being washed..
I do not see the tangling problem, unless I wash a large piece of
yardage. When I first got the machine, I did have a bit of tangling,
but I found that it was the result of over-loading the machine..   The
kenmore also has automatic water level, and senses how much fabric (by
weight) and adds the "correct" amount of water automatically.

me
On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 18:23:59 -0400, Karen Maslowski

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I usually cut my yardage to a max of 5 yards to avoid tangling in the
wash.  Is that a good rule for front loaders as well?

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Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

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Phaedrine wrote:

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My 10m bit didn't tangle.

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Well that is great news for sure.   What about the bending?

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That is incredible.  Your washer must have a huge capacity!

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I can. :)  Thanks for helping to get me up to speed.

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--
I fear me you but warm the starved snake,
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

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Phae,

I understand your skepticism.  However, since buying our Kenmore HE3
front loader a little more than a year ago, I can tell you it isn't the
amount of water used so much as the method.

I've sat on the floor in front of our wm and observed.  Instead of
filling up once, and agitating the clothes in a tub of water that is
dirty to whatever extent the contents were grungy, it changes the wash
water several times.  The dirt drains away each time.

The clothes of my DH, who works outside almost every day (matter of
choice--he's 72 and 'retired') are sometimes unbelievably muddy and
smelly.  Then there are our four dogs, 60-100 pounds each, three of whom
live in the house.  So our HE3 has been tried...and not found wanting.
I'm very happy with it.

Kenmore also sells an HE4 model, which heats the water.  I believe both
HE models are made in Germany.  It is several hundred dollars more than
the HE3 and I don't wash in hot water often, so we didn't spring for it.

Doreen in Alabama

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At last!  Someone understands me. :D

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I do like that idea.  My dishwasher (a Bosch... see I'm not just a
cheapskate) does that.

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Now that is really something.... to be able to give the dogs a bath in
the washer.  Just joking!!!... but the thought is appealing.  (Our dear
departed Newfie was a handful to bathe.  I used a hose outside.)  

Thanks for the input.  Really.  I am starting to feel at least somewhat
reassured.  Experience means so much more that all the salesmen's hype.
:)

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake,
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

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<snip>.... Then there are our four dogs, 60-100 pounds each, three of whom
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Hehehehe, obviously I didn't follow through on that thought!  Which was,
lots of dirty dog blankets & towels, since the pooches are incessantly
going in and out, in all kinds of weather.  I think they cause as much
laundry as two-legged children.

I like to bathe ours outside, too.  We have one of those small rigid
kiddie pools and it works well for that purpose.

I love Newfies!  Guess you saw a picture of Josh, who won Best of Show
at Westminster about 3 years ago...

Doreen in Alabama

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Wonderful dog!  Is he yours, by any chance?
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No such luck!  :)

Doreen in Alabama

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No.... alas I missed that.  We don't have cable available here.  
Newfoundlands are amazing dogs.   As Lord Byron said, ..."all the
virtues of man without his vices..."

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake,
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

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Phaedrine wrote:
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Image grabbed from cnn.com the day after...doesn't do him justice, of
course.

http://pair.com/threets/josh2.jpg

Doreen in Alabama

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Oh he is just adorable!!  And people wonder how a person as short as I
am developed such a fast walk and a long stride.... just like Josh's
human.

Thanks for posting that.  :)

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake,
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

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It's that way in Canada too, but I'm energy conscious anyway, so the
frontloader works for me.  I do all the rest of my washing in cold water,
so a small load in a front loader at high temp won't kill anyone.

I'd love to go all Solar if I could.  It's just too prohibitive.

I have a 10 yr old Mobile, new to us.  The water pressure is so great
here.  I love a thundering shower!


Helen



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I saw that washer advertised in their sale paper, too.  It's like a
water heater booster on the washer, isn't it??  Am I mistaken in
thinking the water is not actually at the boiling temperature, but just
super hot?


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Usually on the dial it says 95 degrees C, but it quite often simmers at
least in mine!  You don't want to touch the porthole when it's on that
program for sure!

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Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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You may be right, Lee.  Mine is an LG and it has a Sanitize setting which
basically is the same thing.  In fact right after
Kate told me what she did i checked and have a load of items i like to
wash this way.  Much easier than the old
boiler method with a huge caldron on a flame and a big stick!

Helen



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Oh, dear!  That takes me back a-ways, it do!

Back in the Dark Ages, when dinosaurs roamed England and I was at my
second boarding school (circa 1973-5!), Webby, our house mistress
regularly used to nab all the smaller girl's face flannels and dump them
in a large boiler on the stove, with a doze of washing soda...  She'd
simmer them for a hour, just to be sure they were properly hygienic!
Those face flannels spent days together in musty toilet bags, never
seeing the light; they spend weeks lurking behind the wash basins in the
corners of the bathrooms; they hid behind the baths and leaped out on
unsuspecting sixth formers getting ready for the Friday Night disco!
Webby would round them all up and herd them into her boiler, and make
'flannel soup' out of them!  A woman with a mission!

I sent mine (properly labeled!) to the laundry every week, along with
the bath towels.  YIKES!! I still have some of those towels!  They tend
to be relegated to the cat carrier and hair dying these days, and go in
the boil wash when I'm done!  :)
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Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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I just went through my linen closet and most of my 70's towels are now
gone.  Had to get rid of them.  No space for extra extra old towels in the
new, much smaller home.  From 2070 sq ft to 980 sq ft.  :-(.
But much less work!

Helen



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