Miele 4842 trouble...wrinkling, stiffness
I have faith that I can love my Miele washer and dryer if I learn how to make them work for me but right now I am starting to hate them :) I wanted to get some advice here before calling Miele tech because I have had a really hard time with them in the past and I like to have a clue first.
I have owned these machines for over a year but am just now taking the time to ask for help here.
My clothes are getting clean. I have used several different detergents and these problems don't seem related to detergent but I am willing to be schooled. We have hard water and I am using 2Tbl of Tide Free HE liquid. I bought some different German detergents when I was in Germany last summer for fun but I like the Tide best.
When I first got the machine I destroyed several wool and cashmere sweaters by washing them on cold/no spin (I forget which cycle, delicate or silk?). These are sweaters that I washed successfully for years in my Kenmore FL. with the same detergent(s) My silk camisoles come out stiff as a board no matter what I do. I was shocked the first time I washed my linen sweaters in the Miele when THEY were stiff and crunchy. I now dry-clean a lot more.
The thing that has driven me to post here is the wrinkling. Every.Single.Thing I wash in the Miele has to be ironed. This has been workable for me because ironing is by far my favorite chore but enough is enough! For many years my laundry habit has been to wash most clothes and then put them in the dryer for about 7 minutes to get the wrinkles out and then air-dry them. I can't figure out how to get my clothes very warm or hot in the Miele 9802 unless they are already dry, so that may be part of the problem, but clothes come out extremely wrinkly out of the wash. I have experimented with tiny loads, it hasn't helped.
I often use normal plus sensitive for everyday clothes. I would love to use the Miele for handwash and cashmere, silk and linen like I did in my Kenmore for years and years.
Thank you so much for any advice you may have for me!