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How Much Laundry Should I Put In On A Synthetic Wash Load?

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Hello

I've just bought a new washer dryer, and it has a max capacity load of 6kg. However, for synthetics it says 2.5kg.

I was wondering, I am likely to cause damage to the machine, if I exceed 2.5kg weight of synthetics? The reason for asking is that I help with running football trainining sessions and need to wash 30 to 40 nylon bibs each week. I dont want to risk damaging the machine though.

Is the lower synthetic weight limit just because the material isnt as dense, meaning you'd struggle to actually load 6kg worth in the machine? Or, for some reason unknown to me, are you likey to cause damage to your machine if you excede the synthetic limit (when you're just washing synthetics)

Hope this makes sense!

Kind Regards

Ross

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Hello Ross, no I don't think it's related to damaging the washing machine other than if you tried to wash 6Kg of synthetics it may be overloaded. As you rightly pointed out they weigh much less than cottons so a 6Kg load of thin light sports shirts would be way too big a load. I'm sure you should be able to was a decent amount of the bibs, they are so light.


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Many thanks for the reply, really appreciate it - does that mean it's relatively safe to 'stuff' in as many as possible? I'm not too bothered about getting a perfect wash, just rather to freshen them up and then dry them for the next session.

Also, whilst we're on the subject of bib washing (!), we play on an artificial surface, which has lots of plastic sand particles (for grip i think). Like normal sand, they appear to get everywhere. I give the bibs a bit of a shake before washing them, but was just wondering if I would risk damaging the machine if too many of these got in? If so, then I'm thinking I may just take the bibs to a laundrette, that have more robust machines

Thanks again for your help

Ross

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I too play football on these surfaces but I've managed to avoid having to wash the bibs :) I would try to shake as much sand off as possible before putting them in the washing machines. You should be able to put all the bibs in I would have thought, the drum can be fairly full as long as there is room for the laundry to move around as described here - Have a look at this article explaining about overloading Loading a washing machine


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Thanks for advice Andy - a useful article!

I think I may have overloaded the machine actually - i stuffed so many in that that there was no room for my hand to fit in after (certinaly not a 3 or 4in gap at the top)

Other than the bibs probably not having a great wash - is the overloading likely to cause premature wear to the washing machine do you think?

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