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Old 06-20-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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I bought my first front loader a few months ago. I love it. It cleans well. I can do huge loads. I can throw heavy and lightweight clothing in together.

What I'm not loving is the hair that accumulates on the seal and the glass door!

It was just a little hair when we did the first load. I've been wiping the seal and the glass door after every load. But now it's a ton of hair every time. It's getting worse and worst. This doesn't make sense.

It can't be due to the front loader getting more hair off of the clothes because I still have the same amount of hair in my dryer lint screen as I did when I had the top loader.

Is all of this hair accumulating inside the drum? Should I be wiping that out every time too?

I guess top loaders washed most of that hair down the drain with the water.

This is a disappointment. Does everyone have this problem? What do you do?
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Gee, this is news to me, and I've had a front loader for six years. We only got it because we're on septic, but I have to say, I preferred the top loader. And I think all washers clean the same. Water, detergent, bounce around, bounce around, rince, repeat, spin. My 20-year old Kenmore toploader cleaned as well as this Bosch front loader. I never find much of anything inside it after a cycle. Sorry, Hopes.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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Oh, bummer! Tell me your dogs don't shed much! Tell me you don't have long hair!

You're lucky you bought yours six years ago. The new ones are water efficient. There's hardly any water in the new front loaders. I did like my top loader better, but they don't make big ones anymore with agitators. The big ones have no agitators and have terrible reviews.

I hate the government telling me how I can wash my clothes!
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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Oh, bummer! Tell me your dogs don't shed much! Tell me you don't have long hair!

You're lucky you bought yours six years ago. The new ones are water efficient. There's hardly any water in the new front loaders. I did like my top loader better, but they don't make big ones anymore with agitators. The big ones have no agitators and have terrible reviews.

I hate the government telling me how I can wash my clothes!
Mine is very water efficient. I can hardly believe everything gets wet. And I'm not sure that was mandated by the government, or was it? I didn't know that about washers without agitators. How do the clothes get thumped around?

I have long hair. My dogs do shed. I have no idea where the hair goes when I do the washing. Now OI'm thinking I"m afraid to look!

uh. oh. It's way too quiet in the other room....
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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Mine is very water efficient. I can hardly believe everything gets wet. And I'm not sure that was mandated by the government, or was it?
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I didn't have that problem with my front loader in Massachusetts but I *do* have that problem with the front loader in Montreal.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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I didn't that problem with my Kenmore front loader and I don't have it with my brand new Maytag frontloader. I love the frontloaders. I'm on a well and septic system and for many years was off-grid on solar power. The old machines were water and power hogs and didn't get my clothes as clean. I've also found the front loaders to be easier on my clothes because there is no agitator.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I've had a Kemore front loader for about 10 years, no problems yet...I have a peke that sheds somewhat,
I shave him down every few months and bathe him every few weeks...no buildup in the washer. I had another
peke before him and still it was okay.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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I just checked the drum and there was hair there. Maybe I washed dog blankets a while ago and it's remaining from that. I don't know. I cleaned out what I could. I put it on the "drum clean" cycle. Fingers crossed.

There's a little catch basin behind a little door at the bottom that is supposed to be cleaned out once a month. There's no hair there though. It has never had anything in it.

I'm worry about wearing out the rubber seal by constantly rubbing it with paper towels. I can't use cloth rags because the hair would end up back in the washing machine when I wash the rags.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Hopes, I have the same problem. I just wipe it out with a wet paper towel or washcloth so it comes out in one mass and I can toss it away.

Someone once said to run the dry dog laundry in the dryer for a few minutes so the hair will get caught in the lint trap before washing. I tried it once, and it worked, but I haven't done it since.
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