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We live in an apartment and I wash all my diapers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I did one wash on hot today with oxyclean (remember my red-prefolds issue? oxyclean worked, btw!) so anyway, I washed on hot, but the water was not *HOT*. It was warm. I could tell because when I threw the diapers in I could put my hands in the water and I could keep them under there. When water is really HOT I can't do that. For example, if I put my faucet water on the hottest, I can't touch it, but this water was warm, not hot. And so I'm wondering if there's anyway that I could adjust that? I'd like it to be hotter, to desinfect the diapers and kill bacteria, as well as to break in new diapers that I may be needing to wash.<br><br>
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When we lived in an apartment, we ended up having to find another laundramat that used hotter water. I don't know if there is anything else you can do. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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If you can reach the spiggots connected to the machine you could turn up the hot or turn down the cold. That's about the only way I can think of.
 

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Can you talk to the manager? If the hot water heater to the washing machines is seperate, they might be willing to turn it up for you. Just a thought...
 

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The spiggots are usually right behind the machine.. just follow the hoses. I do agree with Cedarmom though, try asking the manager <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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If your water heater in the laundry room is exposed (like mine) just turn it up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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