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Found a way to make sure ALL the clothes get wet
on April 24, 2013
This washer machine is pretty nice, but there are some things I don't really care for. I may repeat myself a little bit because I want to make sure I get some points across. First off, The Eco part of this washer really really sucks. I was excited to conserve water because my community experiences a lot of droughts, and I would like to save some money on my utilities. But I didn't get what I was expecting. So the machine "Senses" how many clothes there are, and how much they weigh, and then it decides how much water to put into that specific load. And every time it is NOT enough water to wash all the clothes I have in the washer. I spent 4 hours watching 4 different washer cycles very closely, to see if the top clothes ever moved to the bottom of the wash where all the water was. They DIDN"T. I hate that. The clothes on the top, pretty much never moved. The clothes got wet, but I feel like they did not get as clean as they could have, by getting completely immersed in the water. Every cycle I chose did not get all my clothes immersed in the water. Which really annoyed me. I feel that if my clothes at least get completely wet, they have a much better chance of getting completely clean. Some people may not care if the clothes get completely wet, but I do!......... I even read the instructions to see if I was doing something wrong; If I was selecting something that prevented the clothes from getting completely wet. But the FAQ in the manuel said the clothes may be dry on top because of the high spin speeds of the washer.. This was not true in my case. They were dry because they missed some of the water poring in, and did not get completely wet to start with. The manuel also says the water amount selected is correct and I should not pore more water into the machine. This is also not true (to me) because there wasn't enough water.
Rest assured, I did find a way to get around the dry clothes conundrum! Only one cycle I have found so far, completely covers all my clothes with water. It is the Bulky Cycle. which works just fine for me. I don't need 11-15 cycle options for my clothes, although it would have been nice if maybe I needed an Express Wash or a wrinkle guard, but whatever. I'll manage. The Bulky cycle is meant for blankets, comforters, or other large items. So the Washing machine makes sure that there is plenty of water to cover the "bulky" items. This is how I get all my clothes to be washed to my satisfaction.
All in all, this could have been an excellent machine. I found a way to make it work for me, but I would rather have a machine I could really utilize. It just wasn't worth moving it back upstairs, putting it back in the box, returning it, and waiting another 2 weeks for a new washer to be ordered for me. I have made my peace with this machine Hahaha.