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Washing machine shrinking clothes?

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Misty9 Mon 27-Jul-15 17:03:11

It's happened too many times now to be the clothes... its only four years old, could something be faulty with the water temperature control thing?

PigletJohn Mon 27-Jul-15 17:58:46

do you use a tumble drier?

Lelivre Mon 27-Jul-15 18:05:31

Who connected it? Is it possible that it was connected to the hot water feed - this solved a mystery for me recently!

Misty9 Mon 27-Jul-15 20:05:59

No tumble dryer, and dh connected it so is about to go and check...

No, definitely the cold water.

Any ideas?

MrsTaraPlumbing Tue 28-Jul-15 08:07:02

What temperature do you wash at?
And what materials are the clothes made of?

Cotton & Viscose shrink so always expect cotton T shirts & jumpers, for example, to shrink. Allow for that when you buy. Polyester, polycotton doesn't shrink.

Also don't dry the clothes over a hot radiator.

Also - I know nothing about ironing but could that be a problem?

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