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OT - need some help/advice i guess lol (wash machine)

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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we just bought a portable wash machine, NO MORE LAUNDRY MATS!! yay!!! (exp w.cloth diapers) BUT...here is our problem, it says not to use too hot of water, if it is hot enough to scold your hands, its too hot to use in the machine. would TOO hot of water be a problem??? -- i need hot water to wash the diapers, but i dont want to do it too hot....do it too hot to ruin the mashine (if thats possible) but i want to do it hot enough to clean the diapers proper.....any advice????

I am a 22 year old Wisconsin mama to my precious daughter, Eliahna Maree, and handsome little man, Bryant Allyn (sucessful VBAC). Loving fiance to Lee. Cloth diapering, ERFing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, NON-CIO, Non-Circumcising, Vaxing mommy turned to NON-VAXing!




    

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amy31308
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:29 AM

I've never heard of this before... washing machines are supposed to use hot water sometimes. lol I don't think I would worry about it... Our water gets scolding hot and our washer is just fine :)

K.a.C.87
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:32 AM

i didnt think so either, but i thought maybe with it being a portable wash machine it was dif?

Arnamentia
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:37 AM

I dont know what you mean by "portable" but if its the normal kind that hooks up to the wall, you just connect the hot and cold water and the machine should draw the hot, warm, or cold water itself. Its not really a temperature control thing on your part...

rileysmommy229
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:40 AM

 idk what a portable washing machine is, the water in my machine gets really hot...if it on the highest level.

K.a.C.87
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:46 AM

its a 'portable' wash machine. it doesnt hook up to normal wash machine hook-ups. it is hooked up to the sink.

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/1a/1ae0fb9d-5c7d-4d55-ad42-52c285876c4c_400.jpg

I am a 22 year old Wisconsin mama to my precious daughter, Eliahna Maree, and handsome little man, Bryant Allyn (sucessful VBAC). Loving fiance to Lee. Cloth diapering, ERFing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, NON-CIO, Non-Circumcising, Vaxing mommy turned to NON-VAXing!




    

rileysmommy229
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:47 AM

 

Quoting K.a.C.87:

its a 'portable' wash machine. it doesnt hook up to normal wash machine hook-ups. it is hooked up to the sink.

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/1a/1ae0fb9d-5c7d-4d55-ad42-52c285876c4c_400.jpg

 oh wow thats neat!

K.a.C.87
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:50 AM

its MUCH better then coin-op! lol

Quoting rileysmommy229:

 

Quoting K.a.C.87:

its a 'portable' wash machine. it doesnt hook up to normal wash machine hook-ups. it is hooked up to the sink.

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/1a/1ae0fb9d-5c7d-4d55-ad42-52c285876c4c_400.jpg

 oh wow thats neat!


I am a 22 year old Wisconsin mama to my precious daughter, Eliahna Maree, and handsome little man, Bryant Allyn (sucessful VBAC). Loving fiance to Lee. Cloth diapering, ERFing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, NON-CIO, Non-Circumcising, Vaxing mommy turned to NON-VAXing!




    

sparklebug86
by on Apr. 19, 2010 at 10:53 AM

hmm that is neat!

Though if it says not to use water thats too hot, I wouldnt.... you dont want to break it.

Quoting rileysmommy229:

 

Quoting K.a.C.87:

its a 'portable' wash machine. it doesnt hook up to normal wash machine hook-ups. it is hooked up to the sink.

http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/400/1a/1ae0fb9d-5c7d-4d55-ad42-52c285876c4c_400.jpg

 oh wow thats neat!


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meam4444
by Emerald Member on Apr. 19, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I would call the company and see what is the highest the temperature that the machine can handle.  Chances are your hot water is just fine.  I think they are probably concerned about the people who turn their hot water heaters up to the max would be my guess.  But, I would call, and then measure the temperature of your water.

meam4444
by Emerald Member on Apr. 19, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Btw, very cute machine!

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