This seems strange to me. I just got a Kenmore Elite HE3(annd the matching dryer) a week or 2 ago. Since I've been washing/drying with the new machines my (er Kate's :LOL) dipes seem really stiff and even rough: . Hemp fitteds, sherpa even the UBCPFs all are much stiffer than before. This was with regular tide at first and now tide he. The only real difference as far as products etc. is that I've had to stop using calgon in the wash as I'm using powder detergent and the calgon I have is liquid. I have used the calgon in the first rinse ( the liquid bleach dispenser dispenses at the beginning of the first rinse). Before I was using it in both the wash and the first rinse could it make that much difference? Does anyone else with a front loader just put the liquid in with the clothes instead of the dispenser? I haven't had a chance to look for the powder calgon yet and you can't use liquid detergent in the main wash if you are doing a prewash or soak as it will leak out during the prewash. What to do...what to do... Kate also has her first really red bottom since starting clothbut I think she may have sat in a poopy one a bit long tonight bad mommy!Hopefully that will be better by tomorrow, it will be really hard to keep DH sold on cloth (not to mention my mom) if she starts having a lot of rash problems. Anyway I need to figure this out with my machine as I really lobbied DH to get this new washer/dryer. Thanks for any ideas!