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Post# 254678   12/17/2007 at 09:57 (4,295 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Clemmons, North Carolina, USA)        

I have posted about our new Duet we took delivery on 11-12-07 on another thread.

I used the Sanitary cycle for the first the first time yesterday.
The load consisted of:
10-bath full size bath towels, 14-wash clothes, 4-hand towels, 4 dish towels, 4-dish cloths and 6 pairs of tube socks. A good size "Bob Load" in my opinion. Used Tide liquid HE 2x with 1/4 of cup washing soda and Downey for the rinse.

Started the washer at 9:30 am. It did not finish until 12:30 pm. But everything in the load came our sparkling clean and smells really fresh. In the past we have had problems getting odors out of our bath towels. With this cycle it heats the water to super hot per the control panel. Don't know what degrees it heats too.

It handled the spins cycle well and it did not spend a lot of time rebalancing. Guess maybe since a lot of the items were about the same weight.

Next time I use it I will plan ahead and do something fun for 3 hours while my towels are getting sanitized.

Post# 254735 , Reply# 1   12/17/2007 at 14:59 (4,294 days old) by funguy10 ()        

Do you have any pictures or videos to post from the cycle?

Post# 254785 , Reply# 2   12/17/2007 at 18:31 (4,294 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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David, that's a BobLoad for sure. You get the certification. that's the true secret to front load washing--full loads with similar weight items!!! I"m very happy for y'all the new machine has worked out so well. Abd the results were very much to your satisfaction!!

Post# 254957 , Reply# 3   12/18/2007 at 07:56 (4,294 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Clemmons, North Carolina, USA)        
Sorry no pics

Hey Funguy,

Let's see some pic's of your laundry appliances!

You want to see a picture of my machine go to the link I have attached. I just don't have time to take any pic's at the moment.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO seeitrun2006's LINK

Post# 254973 , Reply# 4   12/18/2007 at 09:48 (4,294 days old) by aldspinboy (Philadelphia, Pa)        

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Hello David great washer the Duet HT models heats the water at 157 degrease in the sanitary cycle. I love heated wash cycles white clothes come out really nice. Good luck with the machine happy washing! Darren k

Post# 258820 , Reply# 5   1/9/2008 at 12:34 (4,272 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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I thought my Duet only heated the water for the Sanitary cycle but have since read up in the manual and saw that it also will heat the water on the Heavy Duty cycle, but I presume not to the same temp as is used for Sanitary. I don't use bleach very often when I wash my white loads so instead of the Whitest Whites cycle which basically just provides an extra rinse to get all of the bleach out, I use the Heavy Duty cycle since it will keep the hot water hot.

Post# 259010 , Reply# 6   1/10/2008 at 09:22 (4,271 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Clemmons, North Carolina, USA)        
From what I understand from the manual

This Duet has the automatic temperature control. I really like that feature since our hot water heater is about 35 feet from the washer.

Post# 259018 , Reply# 7   1/10/2008 at 10:36 (4,271 days old) by rp2813 (Sannazay)        

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Right, but I think the Duet still wants incoming water to be at least 120 degrees in order for the on board heater to bring it up to proper washing temperature. Mine is only about 6' from the water heater but I often will run the hot water at the laundry sink first. These machines use so little water compared to a top loader that I feel even a small amount of cold water could throw things off.

Post# 259024 , Reply# 8   1/10/2008 at 12:04 (4,271 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Clemmons, North Carolina, USA)        
I forgot to add a comment

We have a water circulator on our hot water line which continuously circulates hot water. At the tap the water only runs for about second or two then it's hot. It has saved us a TON of water since GA is still stuck in this drought. We've had it for almost 10 years now. My wife's aunt in West VA. has one and swears by it as much as we do!

Having this device has also cut down on the lenght of time our Whirlpool dishwasher runs. We set it to use the HI-TEMP option. Since the water is aleady hot it has to heat less. It's one of the newer models DW we've had for less then a year.

Post# 259028 , Reply# 9   1/10/2008 at 13:11 (4,270 days old) by tlee618 ()        

I can see where this could really save the water but just wondering if you have noticed an increase in electric or gas usuage because of it? I have an electric water heater.

Post# 259035 , Reply# 10   1/10/2008 at 15:00 (4,270 days old) by funguy10 ()        

Okay, seeitrun2006, Here is your washer captured with the magic of Alt+Print Screen and Cut+Paste.

Post# 259170 , Reply# 11   1/10/2008 at 23:07 (4,270 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Ralph, whites cycle heats the hot water to 127 to 130 degrees. heavy duty simply fills with warm and heats the water to hot--127-130. Sanitary 153 degrees.

Post# 259213 , Reply# 12   1/11/2008 at 05:58 (4,270 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Clemmons, North Carolina, USA)        
Hot Water Circulator


I can't really tell if we have seen an increase in the power bill as the circulator was in included in the house when we had the house buildt in 1998. It probaly draws as much curretly as a small portable fan. I did have to replace the oringinal circulator pump about three years ago. Did not use for about a month and the power bill did not change at all that I remember.

We heat water with gas (in case of power outage we have hot water). I think it helps with the gas bill a little not really sure. I would think it is a little lower since the water heater isn't drained down trying to get hot water.

I hope this helps!

Post# 259214 , Reply# 13   1/11/2008 at 06:09 (4,270 days old) by seeitrun2006 (Clemmons, North Carolina, USA)        
Very nice picture!


I really appreciate you taking the time to post the wonderful picture of my Whirlpool Duet HT. You are da man! You rock dude!

Still waiting on you to send pictures, videos etc. of YOUR laundry appliances!

Post# 259223 , Reply# 14   1/11/2008 at 06:56 (4,270 days old) by tlee618 ()        

Thanks David, I think this is something that I may want to check into at some point. Terry

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