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Ahh so many bubbles!

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Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby pookie3101 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:12 am

Just put my month old washing machine on a maintanence wash & how many bubbles :shock: I can't believe there are so many after just 1 month & I only use half the amount of detergent in clothes wash, none at all when i wash girls swimming things & not much when doing a nappy wash. I dread to think how many there would be if I used the amount of detergent stated on packet (I'm in a hard water area).

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Re: Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby clothmama » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:57 am

I've got a newer machine than I had in France adn I'm finding I need to strip wash loads more, I think they dont' use as much water so dont' rinse as much.

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Re: Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby Kirstyh » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:16 pm

new machines tend to be more water economical, I do and extra 2 rises now just incase!!

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Re: Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby Annette » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:40 pm

It is true that new machines try to save water and therefore do not rinse as well as older ones. So it is worth putting on an extra rinse for nappies. I find that you cannot reduce the amount of detergent too much as then they don't get clean - it is better to do an extra rinse at the end to wash it out.

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Re: Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby sophie2198 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:49 pm

Annette wrote:It is true that new machines try to save water and therefore do not rinse as well as older ones. So it is worth putting on an extra rinse for nappies. I find that you cannot reduce the amount of detergent too much as then they don't get clean - it is better to do an extra rinse at the end to wash it out.


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its better to have the amonut of detergent needed and then do an extra rinse as atleast you know the clothes/nappies are properly clean then.

We are in a hard water area too and use the recommended dose for soft/medium water which is 1 capful of liquid. I dont do an extra rinse after washing normal clothes but i always do an extra 2 rinses when doing the nappies. I have a 'superwash' feature on my machine which i use for nappies as this give an extra 14 litres of water. I try to remember to use soda crystals aswell as they help x

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Re: Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby pookie3101 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:34 pm

I already use the extra water feature on my nappy washes which adds extra water to rinse, wash & an additional rinse. I then do 3 rinses after a nappy wash until there are no more bubbles. It must be my clothes washes that are building it up.

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Re: Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby afterglow » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:44 am

I do an extra two rinses as standard after everything (it's programmed into the machine now). I couldn't believe how soft our normal clothes started getting after we got a new machine.

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Re: Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby charliesam » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:54 am

mmmmm i think i need to rinse more 8-)
i am amazed when i use my washable wipes (which go in with the nappies) despite only using half the soap when i dip them in water to wash him loads of soap comes out :shock: :shock: i always use the intensive stains wash cycle which uses more water but i don't think you can programme my machine to do an extra rinse apart from doing it when it stops then you need to do an extra spin aswell :doh: :doh:

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Re: Ahh so many bubbles!

Postby afterglow » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:06 am

Can you set your machine to not do a spin? Then you can just do the extra rinse & spin afterwards.

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