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who puts the Fabric Softner in before the rinse cycle

post #1 of 29
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who puts the Fabric Softner in before the rinse cycle?

I always for get to put the Fabric Softner in when it goes to rinse cycle so now i just put it in when i start the washer and my clothes are still soft and a few months ago i noticed on the lid of the washer that it tells about the softner and it dont say you half to wait till the rinse cycle

I wonder where that saying ever came up anyway waiting till the rinse cycle
post #2 of 29
I put it in at the begining!!!
post #3 of 29
My washing machine has a spot to put it in at the beginning, and it automatically releases it at the right time. If it didn't, I'd never manage to time it right to get it in the rinse cycle.
post #4 of 29
I have a snuggle ball! What genius came up with that little device? Otherwise, I'd never remember to put the fabric softener in at the right time!
post #5 of 29
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Tari
My washing machine has a spot to put it in at the beginning, and it automatically releases it at the right time. If it didn't, I'd never manage to time it right to get it in the rinse cycle.
I wonder if mine has that automatically releases its only a year old and like i said when i was reading it shows to put the fabric softner right then uhm how dumb i am
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
I have a snuggle ball! What genius came up with that little device? Otherwise, I'd never remember to put the fabric softener in at the right time!
I have them too - I would never remember otherwise
post #7 of 29
I put it in a special place and it releases it at the right time too!
post #8 of 29
Mine also has a place to put the softener and releases it during the rinse cycle.. usually its located in the agitator thing. Theres a hollow area in the middle where you add it..
post #9 of 29
I just throw the softener sheets in the dryer. I'm lazy, and they're cheaper than the liquid fabric softener.
post #10 of 29
I don't use softener, exept for towels, sheets etc. It's actually bad for most modern clothes, especially underwear; destroys the elastane.
post #11 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tari
My washing machine has a spot to put it in at the beginning, and it automatically releases it at the right time. If it didn't, I'd never manage to time it right to get it in the rinse cycle.
mine too, but I use a downy ball
post #12 of 29
downy ball all the way
post #13 of 29
I put mine in at the beginning too. A few years ago our washing machine at home broke down and we had to use the local launderette, and all their machines had a note saying you couldn't put softener in til the rinse cycle - always forgot!
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by OllyExtra05
I just throw the softener sheets in the dryer. I'm lazy, and they're cheaper than the liquid fabric softener.
Me too!
Linda
post #15 of 29
Oh I do that too as well as the softener ball
post #16 of 29
Thread Starter 
what is a softner ball? thats new to me is it something like bounce
post #17 of 29
You put the fabric softner in the ball and pull the plug up, as the cycle progresses, the pressure gets greater in the ball and the plug comes loose at (or close to) the rinse cycle.

It looks like this:
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by emb_78
I put it in at the begining!!!
post #19 of 29
I don't use fabric softener.
post #20 of 29
I put mine in the fabric softener hole in the middle of the spinner thing. I put twice as much as it says to, and I put two dryer sheets in each load! They have to be super-soft.
post #21 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
I have a snuggle ball! What genius came up with that little device? Otherwise, I'd never remember to put the fabric softener in at the right time!
I have one too, and I looooveee it!! What a wonderful product!
post #22 of 29
I've always used dryer sheets, but I'm thinking of trying a liquid because I noticed lately that they come in some neat scents now .
post #23 of 29
I use Downy right in the washing machine, in the beginning; there's a little resevoir in the top that ya dump it in and it self-dispenses in the rinse cycle.

I use EXTRA Downy, filled up higher than normal, on bedsheets & towels.

also I use Bounce dryer sheets but only on bedsheets, towels and stuff that is static-y.

I used to use the Downy ball but in my 'new' (it's old) house, the washing machine has the self-dispensing dohicky.
post #24 of 29
I have the Downy ball too.
post #25 of 29
I use both the softener and dryer sheets. My house gets so full of static that I need help where I can get it so I don't shock my kitties to death!!!
post #26 of 29
I don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Up until last week I continue to hang all my clothes outside. I have a clothes rack that I hang shirts and pants on -in the winter when we use the wood stove I move the rack close by and the stuff drys really fast.
I do have some dryer sheets and use them when I remember But to much fabric softener use on towels actually decreases their absorbency.
post #27 of 29
I used to use the Downy Ball- started at school where the machines were top loaders with no dispenser. I had like 2 or 3 for multiple loads. I affectionately called it the "bubble ball". Most laundromats had a space for the stuff,but i kept a few just in case. Now I have a brand new Kenmore front loader with all sorts of neat things. 10 years of laundromat was enough for me! BTW you can use Snuggle in it or whatever otheer brand.
post #28 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryn
I don't use softener, exept for towels, sheets etc. It's actually bad for most modern clothes, especially underwear; destroys the elastane.
And it makes towels less absorbent. I never use fabric softener on towels.
post #29 of 29
I have a downy ball... it does it for me.
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