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post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 

Our old, top loading washer finally bit it and we're looking into getting a high-efficiency washer.

We're not sure which model to get, size, brand, etc., and are seeking opinions.

Do you love yours?  Hate yours? 

And, is anyone aware of a homemade laundry detergent that works with the HE washers?


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Em

SAHM of 2 awesome kiddos and a very patient and tolerant husband.

Plus ... 40-some chickens, 3 ducks, 8 geese, 2 guinea, 2 bunnies, 3 goats, 2 dogs and eleventeen cats.

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Plus ... 40-some chickens, 3 ducks, 8 geese, 2 guinea, 2 bunnies, 3 goats, 2 dogs and eleventeen cats.

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post #2 of 49

lovelovelovelove mine. smile

post #3 of 49

We have an LG HE, and it's all kinds of nice.  Homemade, we make the liquid, keep it set as powder and ALWAYS add vinegar.  All the homemade soaps we have tried are low suds, which is what you need for HE.

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post #4 of 49
Thread Starter 

Does the Fels Naptha work with the HE?  I've got 4 bars drying out. 

What is your recipe for soap, if you don't mind me asking


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Em

SAHM of 2 awesome kiddos and a very patient and tolerant husband.

Plus ... 40-some chickens, 3 ducks, 8 geese, 2 guinea, 2 bunnies, 3 goats, 2 dogs and eleventeen cats.

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SAHM of 2 awesome kiddos and a very patient and tolerant husband.

Plus ... 40-some chickens, 3 ducks, 8 geese, 2 guinea, 2 bunnies, 3 goats, 2 dogs and eleventeen cats.

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post #5 of 49

I also have an LG that I love. The only thing that has taken a bit of time to get used to, is the long cycles. Plan on waiting an hour or so for each load. Also, my dryer is now far too small for the amount of laundry I can effectively clean in my washer.

Home of the Tangier Chicken Ranch. I have 3 daughters, ages almost 2, 3, and 4, and a wonderful husband that enables my chicken addiction. Right now we are up to 83 chickens after bringing home 54 rescues and 13 chicks. We have quite an assortment, RIR, SLW, Lt. Brahmas, BO, BR, EE, RSL, and Austrolorps. Please see me for all of your pet quality rooster needs, if you want em, I got em.
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Home of the Tangier Chicken Ranch. I have 3 daughters, ages almost 2, 3, and 4, and a wonderful husband that enables my chicken addiction. Right now we are up to 83 chickens after bringing home 54 rescues and 13 chicks. We have quite an assortment, RIR, SLW, Lt. Brahmas, BO, BR, EE, RSL, and Austrolorps. Please see me for all of your pet quality rooster needs, if you want em, I got em.
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post #6 of 49

I have the Whirlpool Cabrio set and I could never ever go back to a "regular" set again.

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post #7 of 49
Thread Starter 

As lame as it may seem, I'm really excited about it.  We're on a well, and after some weeks, having to limit myself to 3 loads a day really sucks.  I'm forever dodging mount washmore.

As for the load size, I guess I never considered the dryer thing.  Through the summer, I can hang stuff out, but through the winter, I'll have to take it easy on my old dryer so it can get us to tax time.  There's no money for a set right now.  Do the accompanying dryers have a larger load capacity as well?


Em

SAHM of 2 awesome kiddos and a very patient and tolerant husband.

Plus ... 40-some chickens, 3 ducks, 8 geese, 2 guinea, 2 bunnies, 3 goats, 2 dogs and eleventeen cats.

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SAHM of 2 awesome kiddos and a very patient and tolerant husband.

Plus ... 40-some chickens, 3 ducks, 8 geese, 2 guinea, 2 bunnies, 3 goats, 2 dogs and eleventeen cats.

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post #8 of 49
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Originally Posted by mangled 

As lame as it may seem, I'm really excited about it.  We're on a well, and after some weeks, having to limit myself to 3 loads a day really sucks.  I'm forever dodging mount washmore.

As for the load size, I guess I never considered the dryer thing.  Through the summer, I can hang stuff out, but through the winter, I'll have to take it easy on my old dryer so it can get us to tax time.  There's no money for a set right now.  Do the accompanying dryers have a larger load capacity as well?


Em


Yes they certainly do!!!!  What used to be 3-4 loads is now 1, and the water level is monitored by sensors and uses sound waves more than water.  No agitator either.  I love it!!!!

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post #9 of 49

here is a thread that has a recipe for homemade liquid detergent http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=526648, I just made a batch today, but haven't tried it yet...
I have a whirlpool cabrio HE top loader and I hate it, but not because of anything that has anything to do with HE, but we have replaced a pump 4 times in the past 2 years, due to the drain holes being so large that it can suck in things such as a missed rock that was in my sons pocket, quarters and such... The bottom of the pump is made of plastic and is easily punctured...

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Originally Posted by homesteadmomma 

I also have an LG that I love. The only thing that has taken a bit of time to get used to, is the long cycles. Plan on waiting an hour or so for each load. Also, my dryer is now far too small for the amount of laundry I can effectively clean in my washer.


My dryer depends on the weather. I'm so old fashion I use a line. gig

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