- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
I have a HE washer and I’ve never had any problems with it. I’ve never had any of my clothes damaged, nor have I ever had to rewash something (and with a year old black lab that likes to dig and oklahoma’s fire red soil…. that’s amazing!) so I’m not going to say that they’re fantastic, but I’ve never had an issue with mine.
My clothes come out clean and they smell clean, and if you’re worried about germs (Side note: I studied to be a microbiologist in college… germs on your clothes aren’t a problem.), the suds will release the bond they have on your clothes and they’ll be washed away. You could always throw a dollup of bleach (color safe or otherwise) in with them just to ensure that they are clean. Mine has a “sanitize” option, I’ve only used it one and I really didn’t notice any difference between the normal wash & the sanitize, so take it for what you will.
Check your in & out water lines. Something (General grit from water) could be blocking it, or something major. Clean your little filters on the in & out line.
The rubbing could be caused by an off balance wash basin. If you can, flip it over (or on its side) and see if this is the case. When you press on the basin, is there any shifting? Any noises, squealing, smell? Sounds like you might want to have somebody come check it out. I’ve never experienced rubbing in mine. Mine is a front loader, and I’m assuming yours is as well?
I’d check your boiler/water heater if your water isn’t hot enough. Is the hot water connected to the right pipe? Is the right pipe attached to your water heater?
Soapy film — Maybe you’re using too much soap. HE washers need *tiny* amounts of soap. If this is the case, your in/out lines may be blocked by soap residue. Make sure you’re using HE soap.
High Efficiency does not mean “fast”. It means it does a better job with less resources (Less soap, less water, etc). Mine takes a smidge longer, but it’s a valid comparison to.. say, washing your clothes by hand as opposed to throwing them all in a tub and washing them with a stick al-la-little house on the prairie.
ETAx2: Anyone complaining of smells in your washer, I’ve got an easy solution for you: Run a cup of vinegar through your washer (With clothes or without, doesn’t matter) and leave the door of your washer open overnight.
Viola! Smells are gone.