Are we overloading our washers?
I am one of many who complains about improper rinsing but I found out that sometimes I put in my LG more than I should. All this time I keep saying that little more than 1/2 load or 3/4 works the best. Well, I actually put on scale what I wash and guess what? The 1/2 -3/4 size is what it should be, recommended by manufacture by weight!!!!
I did weight loads back few years ago when I got the tiny euro machine and it takes only 5 lb. I was affraid about over stuffing it. Now I know why the little one rinses better and also have more water in to see. There isn't extra laundry to suck the water up!
So the ideal weight - 5 towels 24x48, 2 25x42, 12 wash clothes, one bath math-the one that looks like heavy towel.
All heavy cotton. I had plenty of room inside the drumm to spare. Since I do mixed loads, I would normaly add socks and t-shirts,undies or whatever can be washed on very hot but now I know that would be little too much. I never really put so much in that I would have problem closing the door. Except king comforter needs squishing in but washes just fine but w/many extra rinses.
So for next few loads I will put my loads on scale before I wash them. As I already know smaller loads make a difference in the rinse a lot.
I also tried to search the web for some info and found interesting stuff on how to calculate loads etc. It is for commercial purpose but perhaps some will find it usefull.
And I would love to know how many of you here know the proper weight load for your washer? Are you putting in more than you should? I am just curious. Can you take the time to find out?