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Washing Machine Refuses to Clean Clothes

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szyhxc
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Re: Defeats the purpose
szyhxc   9/21/2014 8:41:14 AM
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I would agree with you TC.  We asked the repair guy this and, for this model, his answer was "No".  I even asked if we could relocate a water-level sensor to trick it into adding more and he said no to that as well.  (Perthaps he is not quite the expert he should be but he seemed really knowledgeable otherwise.)

Charles Murray
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Re: Defeats the purpose
Charles Murray   9/19/2014 4:34:32 PM
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Yikes! Open the lid and add "clothes, soap and a large bucket of water?" That's ridiculous. Over the years, we've heard far too many such stories about this manufacturer.

William K.
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Re: Names matter!
William K.   9/19/2014 1:34:28 PM
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Naming things correctly is certainly a good idea and a great plan. Telling the truth in that manner would be a good idea, but we certainly have a large number of products that are named in a deceptive manner. But getting the truth from companies and advertisers is harder every day, with much more emphasis placed on selling the experience, whatever that phrase actually means.

And you may notice that the name is "clothes washer", not clothes cleaner or dirt remover. That should tell us something right away.

Daniyal_Ali
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Names matter!
Daniyal_Ali   9/19/2014 2:15:41 AM
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Considering your point, we should use this washing machine not for cleaning but for some other purpose it serves, like keeping the clothes dirty.
The name of the product matters a lot. If it's a washing machine, it should wash. If it's a towel it should absorb moisture. Otherwise call it something else, so that people know what to use it for.

William K.
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Re: Defeats the purpose "waterproof towel"
William K.   9/18/2014 10:35:38 PM
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I once used a waterproof towel, and it was indeed quite unsatisfactory fro drying. BUT it did make a good cover-up. It might have been a good beach towel if I had tried it for that purpose.

William K.
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Re: Defeats the purpose
William K.   9/18/2014 10:32:27 PM
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Most washers don't heat the water, except for dishwashers. So that part is easy. How would a machine clean clothes if it didn't circulate something through the clothes to wash out the dirt. The one cleaning process that does not use water use water uses freon 11 as a solvent. So it may not be acceptable now. The machine that does not do anything would have no means of removing any soils, so it would be useless. A ozone generator could possibly get rid of smells, but the oxidation of the fabric would probably damage the clothes, so it might not be a good idea. And ozone is considered toxic by some folks. 

Actually, I did once come across a machine like that, except that it didn't actually clean clothes at all.

Nancy Golden
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Nancy Golden   9/18/2014 9:03:07 PM
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Hmmm...if it was still under warranty I would have pursued a replacement unit. I never purchase any appliances any more without reading the online reviews - hopefully a huge issue like clothes not getting cleaned would be mentioned.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Defeats the purpose
Cabe Atwell   9/18/2014 7:47:43 PM
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@sbkenn- There is already a machine like that, it's called a 'Garment Reprocessor' and its located on the Starship Enterprise (TNG).

ttemple
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Re: Defeats the purpose
ttemple   9/18/2014 11:53:55 AM
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They already have this.  We bought some green washer a couple of years ago.  It has no agitator, might as well not use any water, takes forever, makes all kinds of strange noises, and basically doesn't clean the clothes.

As for me, if I ever buy another washer, it will be as old fashioned as I can get, use as much water as possible, agitate like there's no tomorrow, and get my clothes clean.

sbkenn
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Re: Defeats the purpose
sbkenn   9/18/2014 8:50:40 AM
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Someone should make a washing machine that doesn't use water, doesn't agitate the clothes, and doesn't heat.  The most resource efficient machine ever.  Load your clothes, wait for an hour, then retrieve them !!!

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