Dying fabric in HE washers?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by ozark_chickies, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Songster

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    Has anyone tried this? I've been dying cloth for years in a standard washer, but we recently bought a HE and.... it runs so differently I am afraid to try it. I also can't find a soak cycle on my machine, and I always let the cloth and dye soak in my old one. If I try soaking in the HE by turning the cycle off or leaving the lid open, the thing drains.
     

  2. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Songster

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    I personally would be scared to try it, I don't have a HE washer. I usually dye fabric in a big rubbermaid container on the lawn
     
  3. Frogdogtimestwo

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    I cannot imagine it would work well because front loaders tumble rather than agitate and it would dye uneven or in clumps, I would recommend calling around a laundromat and see what their policies are or use a friends.
     
  4. ebwy2

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    front loaders are standard over here (UK) and we dye using Dylon with no problems
     

  5. country lady

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    I would be afraid to dye in my HE washer. They cost so much and I've never owned such an expensive washing machine before. Several weeks ago mine had a problem light up because I added too much soap. I have always used detergent sparingly but must have used too much because after I dug out and followed the manual the problem went away.
     
  6. ozark_chickies

    ozark_chickies Songster

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    Thanks for the replies [​IMG] . I don't think I will chance it. I think I will try Carol's method out in the yard. None of my friends dye, and it can color the tub, so I don,t want to dye anyones washer.
     

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