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    • rsdiscos
    • By rsdiscos 3rd Jul 10, 1:43 PM
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    What does 8 kg of washing look like?
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 1:43 PM
    What does 8 kg of washing look like? 3rd Jul 10 at 1:43 PM
    I have broken yet another washing machine.
    I have been told on the last repair I probably have been overloading it. so am trying an 8 kg machine.
    What does 8 kg of washing look like?? and is that dry weight??
    What I need is an idea of how many towels or jeans or cotton tshirts = 8 kg
    Anyone weighed their laundery???
    Thanks for your help.
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  • ubamother
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 1:52 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 1:52 PM
    as far as I remember it is dry weight - for dyeing dylon say 500g is 1 pr of jeans or a bathtowel. might be worth trying to weigh a few items on the kitchen scales and then adding it up!

    • zenmaster
    • By zenmaster 3rd Jul 10, 1:57 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 1:57 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 1:57 PM
    I can't give you a definitive answer but we have recently gone from 7kg to 8kg and the wife informs me that the new machine takes significantly more than the old.

    If you fly, especially Ryanair, you will be aware that the cabin baggage allowance is 10kg. If the case weighs about 2kg then the contents would be 8kg, so a rough answer would be "a small suitcase worth".
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 3rd Jul 10, 2:22 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 2:22 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 2:22 PM
    Do you have bathroom scales? Weigh yourself, then put your laundry in bags and weigh yourself with the bags - you'll soon be able to work out 8kg
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    • rsdiscos
    • By rsdiscos 3rd Jul 10, 7:20 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 7:20 PM
    Thanks for your ideas I haven't got bathroom scales it would have been a good way to find out - I get weighed once a week at slimming world thats enough! But the luggage idea is good
    I might have clicked the abuse button on penelope penguins post by mistake thought i was heading for the thanks button sorry
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    • rsdiscos
    • By rsdiscos 3rd Jul 10, 7:39 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 7:39 PM
    Thanks for your ideas I haven't got bathroom scales it would have been a good way to find out - I get weighed once a week at slimming world thats enough! But the luggage idea is good
    I might have clicked the abuse button on penelope penguins post by mistake thought i was heading for the thanks button sorry
    Melissa
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    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 3rd Jul 10, 7:40 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 7:40 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 7:40 PM
    I've never weighed my washing - I just stuff the things in until I can't really fit anything else in My friend does weigh her stuff and weighs things in small amounts on her bathroom scales and then adds it up.
    Jane

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    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 3rd Jul 10, 9:24 PM
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    I am sure I over fill mine as well as I have 7KG washing machine really want a 9kg or 11kg and there is only two of us

    There is suppose to be a big enough gap between the top of the washing and the drum to put your fist in. And no cheating by pushing the washing down

    It is suppose to allow the room for the washing to tumble about in the drum as that is what washing the clothes the powder just holds on to the dirt and stops it getting back on to the clothes.


    Yours

    Calley
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 3rd Jul 10, 9:48 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 9:48 PM
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    • 3rd Jul 10, 9:48 PM
    I am sure I over fill mine as well as I have 7KG washing machine really want a 9kg or 11kg and there is only two of us

    There is suppose to be a big enough gap between the top of the washing and the drum to put your fist in. And no cheating by pushing the washing down

    It is suppose to allow the room for the washing to tumble about in the drum as that is what washing the clothes the powder just holds on to the dirt and stops it getting back on to the clothes.


    Yours

    Calley
  • Agapanthus
    As an engineer, I really can't imagine that you've been stuffing enough washing into your machine to damage it. You haven't broken it, it's just broken. However, laundry washes better if it has space to move around and weighing it may help you to judge that.

    As someone who's trying to lose weight, get some bathroom scales anyway. They're useful for:

    weighing yourself
    weighing the laundry
    weighing the luggage whe you're packing to go away
    weighing the cat, dog or a heavy parcel - or anything else that's too heavy for the kitchen scales but lighter than you. (very useful for calculating postage prices for ebay listings)

    For weighing anything except yourself, weigh yourself first, then pick up the item to be weighed and subtract your own weight!
    If we are supposed to be thin, why does chocolate exist?
    • gizmo111
    • By gizmo111 3rd Jul 10, 10:39 PM
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    Be aware that the bigger washing load will need to be dried and if you use a tumble dryer it will most likely need to be split into 2 loads.
    Mama read so much about the dangers of drinking alcohol and eating chocolate that she immediately gave up reading.
    • morganlefay
    • By morganlefay 4th Jul 10, 12:31 PM
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    I have a newish and very wonderful AEG machine which takes 7kg max. The book says "a 10 litre bucket holds around 2.5kg dry weight of dry washing (cotton)" . So I think 8kg would be really quite a lot of stuff !
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