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Old 09-13-2019, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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I was wondering, are people misusing the "Quick Wash" cycles on their HE washers, especially those who are used to traditional top loaders? I think this could be partly to blame for the myth that HE washers don't wash as well due to improper usage, since Quick Wash cycles are designed for small, lightly soiled loads. Apparently some just in a hurry not to use the longer Normal or Heavy Duty cycles and are gravitating towards the Quick Wash cycle, leading towards inadequate washing performance for larger loads and hurting the reputation of HE washers. I would never wash my full load of pink shirts on a Quick Wash cycle.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Makes sense, the quick-cycle obviously ain't gunna blast laundry as good.

I mainly wear dark clothes and go to the laundry with clothes that are not that dirty. UGH, the
wash-cycle is usually over 1/2 an hour.....I could get by with that quick-cycle if they had one.
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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If one works in a office, then the clothes don't get really dirty and need to be only quickly washed and refreshed.
Only soiled fabrics need a full cycle wash. Why waste time and water?

Most people are able to decide what cycle they need to wash their laundry. If anything, they overwash their laundry - wash too often and for too long.

Not sure why is that a question or problem.

Also see this:
https://www.fashionrevolution.org/do...e-way-we-care/

According to:
https://laundrapp.com/blog/7-myths-a...eaning-busted/

To re-cap, remember just one thing: your privates and workout clothes SHOULD be washed every time you wear them! The rest can be washed after you’ve worn it several times, e.g. jeans can be worn a few times without washing if they aren’t stained.

I am actually interested in bubble washing machines. EcoBubble mix air bubbles in with the water and detergent which they say gets detergent into the fabric 40% faster allowing lower temperatures to achieve good results using 70% less energy (at 40 degrees).
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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jeans can be worn a few times without washing if they aren’t stained
Jeans can/should be worn a few months before washing.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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If one works in a office, then the clothes don't get really dirty and need to be only quickly washed and refreshed.
Only soiled fabrics need a full cycle wash. Why waste time and water?

Most people are able to decide what cycle they need to wash their laundry. If anything, they overwash their laundry - wash too often and for too long.

Not sure why is that a question or problem.

Also see this:
https://www.fashionrevolution.org/do...e-way-we-care/

According to:
https://laundrapp.com/blog/7-myths-a...eaning-busted/

To re-cap, remember just one thing: your privates and workout clothes SHOULD be washed every time you wear them! The rest can be washed after youíve worn it several times, e.g. jeans can be worn a few times without washing if they arenít stained.

I am actually interested in bubble washing machines. EcoBubble mix air bubbles in with the water and detergent which they say gets detergent into the fabric 40% faster allowing lower temperatures to achieve good results using 70% less energy (at 40 degrees).
Remember though the size of the load is also important. If you are washing small loads, the quick wash cycle should be fine, but for large loads (particularly if you have a family), you will need a longer cycle to adequately wash the larger amount of clothes.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:05 PM
 
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Jeans can/should be worn a few months before washing.
Ewwww.
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Old Yesterday, 01:41 AM
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Location: Henderson, NV
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Originally Posted by elnina View Post
If one works in a office, then the clothes don't get really dirty and need to be only quickly washed and refreshed.
Only soiled fabrics need a full cycle wash. Why waste time and water?

Most people are able to decide what cycle they need to wash their laundry. If anything, they overwash their laundry - wash too often and for too long.

Not sure why is that a question or problem.

Also see this:
https://www.fashionrevolution.org/do...e-way-we-care/

According to:
https://laundrapp.com/blog/7-myths-a...eaning-busted/

To re-cap, remember just one thing: your privates and workout clothes SHOULD be washed every time you wear them! The rest can be washed after youíve worn it several times, e.g. jeans can be worn a few times without washing if they arenít stained.

I am actually interested in bubble washing machines. EcoBubble mix air bubbles in with the water and detergent which they say gets detergent into the fabric 40% faster allowing lower temperatures to achieve good results using 70% less energy (at 40 degrees).
Thatís kind of what I go for. I wear jeans and shorts two days generally, but socks and underwear one day, same with workout shirts. But I wear workout shorts twice usually - I donít sweat during weight lifting. I rarely sweat in general frankly, but shirts are exposed to more than shorts.
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Old Yesterday, 06:59 AM
 
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Jeans can/should be worn a few months before washing.
Yes ewww. I'm TRYING to set my (usually office) work pants aside for a second wear but it kind of grosses me out. I like my clothes CLEAN when I wear them. After being worn for 10+ hrs, they no longer qualify.
ETA: I use my washer's short- cycle usually. Is about 6 minutes.
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Old Yesterday, 07:17 AM
 
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Washers do come with manuals.
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Old Yesterday, 08:31 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Jeans can/should be worn a few months before washing.
I think it would depend on whether you wear them every day or a few times a week. I probably wear my jeans 10 times before I wash them depending on whether I have been sweating or they are stained.

The only cycle I use the quick wash for is delicates or towels or if my granddaughter's school uniform needs to be washed for the next day and it's not dirty, just a little "moist" from P.E.
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