What machine works best for cloth? I had a top loading 20 yr old small machine and it worked fine. It broke after Christmas and we got the maytag neptune. It is not working at all. I've tried Biokleen and Ecos laundry detergent. No luck. I was told by maytag to return it because they only recommend using "HE" detergents. And there are four of those. Tide, whisk, Cheer and All or something. None of which I can use. We want something natural.
My diapers are on their 3rd cycle right now and I'm sick of this headache. Either I have to reduce the detergent so much that they don't get clean, or I end up with tons of suds. I'm probably going to have to return this machine for something else. What should I get? Do all front loaders pretty much not use enough water to get them clean without several loads? Or is it just this one? I'd like a large capacity machine, and I'd like to only have to run 2 cycles. Is that unrealistic? I'm willing to wash every day to prevent bacteria build up. But the machine I have right now doesn't do well with small loads. But for my other laundry I want as big a machine as I can get.
Also, I was going to try melaleuca detergent this weekend. My parents just joined melaleuca and offered to bring some over. Beyond that I don't know what else to try. So if I do need to return it, what machine will work well? Thanks so much for any help! I'm really sick of feeling stressed about diapers. I want to be enjoying my children, not thinking about this. KWIM? Please share what machine works well for you and what detergent you use and if you have time, what your routine is. Thanks a TON!
....I want to enjoy my newborn and two older children, not sit by the washing machine!