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Old 04-24-2013, 11:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My dad has offered to buy me a front loading HE washing machine, you know, the kind that cost like $1000! It sounds like a no brainer, but I had some reservations because I've heard a lot of people say that because they use less water that they are not good for washing diapers.

 

Also, I am overwhelmed by all the different brands and choices. My mom recommended Maytag because she said they are made in the USA and she has always had success with that brand.

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I've always washed my cloth diapers in a front loading HE washer. I've never had any problems.

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I had less problems with my front loader than I do with my he water saving top loader.....

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I would definitely look around and choose one which allows for having lots of water in the wash load-and however you like to do your routine. Also look for versatility in temperature setting and cycles, and a separate rinse/spin option, along with extra rinse are also good to have.

 

My dad sells appliances, and says that anymore, there really isn't a stand out brand for quality among the typical long-running brands (Maytag/Whirlpool/Frigidaire, etc.) He does tend to recommend Samsung appliances when any of us buy anything, but always stresses to buy the extended warranty/service plan, because no appliances are made to or expected to hold up more than a few years anymore. 

 

If you have the room to accommodate it, if you currently have a top loader that works for you, I would consider hanging onto it until you see how the diapers do in a front loader.  I've heard of more than one person hanging onto or buying a cheap, old top loader to keep around for washing diapers, even when they have a front loader because there can be issues. Of course, that's not always practical if you're tight on space in the laundry room.


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If you have the room to accommodate it, if you currently have a top loader that works for you, I would consider hanging onto it until you see how the diapers do in a front loader.  I've heard of more than one person hanging onto or buying a cheap, old top loader to keep around for washing diapers, even when they have a front loader because there can be issues. Of course, that's not always practical if you're tight on space in the laundry room.

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Definitely could not fit 2 washing machines, lol.

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With my first experience in cloth (which was 7yrs ago, mind you), I had stink issues with both an HE front loader and a top loader.  I'm now back to an HE front loader, and hope my second go round (in a few months) goes better.  I would personally take the deal (it's not like it happens everyday!), but just make sure that whatever you get has all the options you want/need. 
 


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If you don't have any issues with your current washer, I personally wouldn't mess with it. We got a new dryer (HE style) but didn't get the matching washer cause there's nothing wrong with our top loader and I don't want to cause problems with the wash routine.

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I think it's only a problem if you have hard water. The combo of not using enough water and hard water makes it tough to get them clean.

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