Do Color Catchers clog drains in Front Loaders?
I was looking around on Tipnut for something and came across this from a Poster on unclogging slow drains....anyone heard this before? I'm not at home so can not check my Color Catcher boxto see if the warning is on there.
Just a heads up if you have a front loading washing machine and use those color catcher sheets be careful they can go into the drain and stop the machine from emptying Had a plumber out my machine has a sort of drain thing under the front panel he opened it and low and behold a color catcher he says that this is a fairly common problem with front loaders I callaed the company that makes color catcher and t rep. said oh yeah we know that said it is on the box somewhere, yup there it is (had to use magnifying glass) but says if using in a front loader put in a mesh bag it is on the back way at the bottom next to the “he”
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Thanks for this info, May.
If I had my purchase-do-overs, I would NOT have purchased these monstrosities on pedestals that inhabit my laundry room... live and learn. Hoping they go 10-7 reeeeeal soon. :-)
I've been lucky! But then I've used only a couple/three Color Catchers to date.
I too have a front loader (without pedestal) that will be replaced with a top loader.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
I've got a front loader...hate it. I've used a few color catchers in mine without any trouble though...
I have a front loader Maytag and have used color catchers with no problem. It is not on a pedestal, but perhaps I will use the mesh bag in the future. Thanks for the info!
What I DON'T like about the front loader is that things fall on the floor when emptying the load of clothes. grrr.......
I just checked my box and the newest box has a Disclaimer...well sited warning to put the catcher in a mesh or delicate's bag in Front loaders.The older box does not have the warning...With everything I have heard about these Front Loaders...I don't think I'll ever have one....too big...not efficient and a pain...
I've used them in my front loader washer for over a year without any issues. I will, however, put them in a mesh bag just as a precaution in the future. Just my luck if I continue to use them as is that I will have a problem, lol!
Well I haven't had a problem yet.Will get a mesh bag tho.. I hate the front loader.. Something that was supposed to save water and power needs to be run on a sanitize setting in order to get whites clean.. what a bummer. And cleaning that little drain in the front is a nightmare.
They need to redesign the front loaders. I don't think that we get enough water for washing the clothes. If you put something folded into the machine it will come out still folded how clean can it be? I like the front loader for the ease of putting and takeing out of clothes. I don't have to stand on my head to take the clothes out of the machine. I have not had any problems with the color catchers and I have used them alot.
EXACTLY Handie Ann! I swear you could place a chicken leg bone in the center of a napkin and fold the napkin around it. When the wash finishes, the napkin would still be folded around the chicken bone.
They are definitely NOT a water saver! IMHO I do not wash full loads...I just don't think the washer is that good (Maytag Neptune). I wash half loads only.
Does this hat make my butt look big?
I also have a front loader on pedestal - travels around while washing
Have used color catchers with no problem - but will use a bag from now on - thanks for the warning.
Sounds like people should be writing the manufacturers with concerns...
I am on my second front load washer and love it. Have an Asko and replaced my original one with a second one.
Have used the dryer catchers all that time without a problem. The Carbona Dye-Catchers I use are about the same size as a regular washcloth so not sure why it would be a problem unless your washer also ate socks, fat quarters, etc which are all smaller that it? Chris
I have an LG front loader and it has a clean out door that has a little basket thingy that catches all that stuff.
had a front loader and LOVED it. I have back problems and hated the lifting out. That is how it all started with my back in the first place. Lifting out, turning and throwing into the dryer. I would love to have pedestals as I am a couple inches taller than your "average" person. I wish my oven was taller, my kitchen counter was taller, just about everything. My legs from the hip down are longer so just about everything made does not fit me and creates issues with my back and my knees get banged up pretty good as well under desks, counters/shelving.
I did not have a problem with the catchers.
Also, there is Purex, an all in one sheet. It is heavier than the catcher, but I imagine it could get caught as well.
thanks for posting!
We can have more than we've got, because we can become more than we are. --Jim Rohn
I've used both the Purex sheets and color catchers in my front loader without any problems but "better safe than sorry" so thank you for the heads up.
I love that my front loader is on a pedestal - I would not buy another though. I've replaced the washer already (after about 7 years) the dryer does not dry as well as it should in the amount of time I think it should. If we got our clothes "dirty" I don't think the washer would get them clean in under an hour. What you save in water you spend in electricity. I think the top loader did a much better job. Somehow I'd like to take the positive aspects of both and create a new version...
I have a front loader and love it. This is the only appliance that I love.
I went to our local dollar store hoping to find a small mesh bag, but all they had was the larger duffle-size to collect laundry with the drawstring top. I just turned in inside out and sewed a seam about 12" from the top and then trimmed it down. Perfect for my next color catcher load!
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