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Has anyone got any washing in their machine thats already been washed?

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Spongebob Fri 11-Mar-05 15:29:31

Sees a strange request I know, but is there any one out there who's just done a load of washing and its still in their machine?

Spongebob Fri 11-Mar-05 15:29:46

Seems !!

PrettyCandles Fri 11-Mar-05 15:30:45

Not at this moment, but it's happened to me every day this week. I hate going out after dark to hang the laundry, so if I put a load on lateish it waits until the following day before I hang it.

MissGalway Fri 11-Mar-05 15:31:27

I do. Am just about to go take it out.

Spongebob Fri 11-Mar-05 15:33:07

Would you be kind enough to put your machine on an extra rinse (of you can) and just look to see just how clear the water is?? Is it crystal clear or still a bit soapy? Im having a dispute with my washing machine company at the moment!!!

Janh Fri 11-Mar-05 15:34:17

Not right now, but if a load finishes late afternoon/early evening I usually can't be arsed to start getting the last lot off the rack and into the dryer to make room for this lot (assuming the previous lot has been removed from the dryer...) so it waits overnight; it's a toss-up whether to leave it in the machine (doesn't smell quite as fresh then!) or pull it out into an empty basket if there is one (can leave things on top half-dry and very creased).

Janh Fri 11-Mar-05 15:34:37

Ah - I was just about to ask why!

Janh Fri 11-Mar-05 15:35:09

Is there any froth around the door?

MissGalway Fri 11-Mar-05 15:35:38

will do. My rinse cycle takes about 7 mins so will report back then. ok

Nemo1977 Fri 11-Mar-05 15:36:24

i do and its been washed 3 times as ds gets there before me

Spongebob Fri 11-Mar-05 15:36:34

yes a little, when I put my machine on extra rinse...the water seems to be still soapy..they have just told me to cut back on detergent, but if I cut back any more I wont be using any at all!

Spongebob Fri 11-Mar-05 15:37:03

Thanks MissGalway

Smurfgirl Fri 11-Mar-05 15:37:04

No, but my housemate is currently washing hs washing for the 3rd time he leaves it in for ages then it gets smelly so it gets washed again.

The water is clear when our cycle is finishing.

Nemo1977 Fri 11-Mar-05 15:38:13

ikm sure our water is usually clear at end f it the detergent u use?

lunavix Fri 11-Mar-05 15:38:24

It's MEANT to be clear (you wouldn't leave your washing in dirty soapy scud would you?)

however our machine is cr*p and on its way out (sob) and it's manky with stuff floating in it

MissGalway Fri 11-Mar-05 15:42:12

I have just been to look and the water is clear as its is doing its thing.

Spongebob Fri 11-Mar-05 15:42:15

have switched detergents to test that, but still not rinsing properly! Have had an enigineer out about 4 times now who says machine is working fine. Mystery.

MissGalway Fri 11-Mar-05 15:42:40

what kind of machine have you? what abrand I mean

Spongebob Fri 11-Mar-05 15:42:41

Thanks for that MG

PsychoFlame Fri 11-Mar-05 15:44:34

Both Psycho and Flame have!!!

Janh Fri 11-Mar-05 15:44:41

Do you use fabric rinse, spongebob? That makes the water less clear but one of its functions (apart from making things as soft as your face etc) is to cut any lingering detergent traces.

kama Fri 11-Mar-05 15:45:34

Message withdrawn

PsychoFlame Fri 11-Mar-05 15:47:30

Mine is normally frothy from the going-roundyness of it all, but not soapy...

PrettyCandles Fri 11-Mar-05 20:32:29

Spongebob, try running a cycle at top temperature with nothing but white vinegar in all the compartments that will allow you to put liquids in them (ie instead of soap and conditioner). It could be that you've got a build-up of gunk in the pipes and on the outside of the drum. The vinegar will clear it away.

PrettyCandles Fri 11-Mar-05 20:33:01

Sorry I can't answer your question, but I've got a top-loader.

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