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Sanitize with Oxi
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Post# 1041384   8/11/2019 at 05:15 (1,663 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Questions for those who have a frontloader or HE toploader with a "Sanitize with Oxi" cycle ... what are the operational details of the cycle?

Tap-hot (or reasonably hot) wash temperature?

Does the onboard heater operate (if the machine is equipped)?

How long is the wash period?

Is any soak time involved?

When is the oxi product dispensed?

Does the machine's user instructions for the cycle advise of a specific dosage for the oxi product to insure proper performance?

I'm wondering if oxi products do an acceptable job of "sanitizing" in conjunction with how the cycle operates, or if chlorine bleach is better.

Post# 1041499 , Reply# 1   8/12/2019 at 10:37 (1,662 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
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I wish my machine had an Oxi cycle, but it does not.  So I have used some trial and error to get what I think are my best results.


I started using Oxi Clean when I bought my first Bosch washer because it said bleach will void the warranty.  I do feel like my clothes last longer especially those with elastic using Oxi vs. Chlorine bleach.  In the Bosch I used the soak cycle that ran for 2 hours and heated to some temp, I don't remember.  I used Oxi in the soak and then switched to the regular wash.  Great results!


My current Samsung washer does not have a soak cycle nor does it have an Oxi cycle but the directions state if you want to use a product like Oxi dump it in the tub before you add the clothes.  What I’ve found most effective is to put the Oxi in the tub and use the prewash cycle.


My washer has a steam cycle so for my white towels I use the Sanitize (I think this heats to 161) cycle with Steam and I’m really happy with how they come out.  For my T-Shirts I didn’t want to use that really hot water as it makes the bands on the shirts wrinkle up.  So, for those I put the Oxi in the bottom, use the prewash but use the warm water setting instead and they come out really nice.  I was very happy with the results.


Then about a year and a half ago we added a water softener to help with psoriasis and holy crap that took it to the next level. Especially the whites!!


Wish I could have answered your original question but I hope this helps.

Post# 1041553 , Reply# 2   8/12/2019 at 18:44 (1,662 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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I'm mainly seeking details on the Oxi cycle(s) sequence to perhaps run a similar sequence on my (older) machines, which none of them have it, and no onboard heaters. My water heater outputs max of 140F so I can't get that full temp in any of the machines due to thermal loss. I can get long soaks if that's a key factor. Seems chlorine bleach is more of a sure-thing, particularly if holding 140F+ for a period of time isn't possible.

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