Can you wash and spin at the same time?

You can wash and spin your clothes at the same time in the washer. While doing so, make sure to fully load each portion of the washer i.e. the washing tub and the spinner to capacity, as uneven loading can cause the machine to rock side by side a little.

If you’re working with very few garments, then its still okay, but when you notice a side by side rocking, you should stop the spinner and redistribute the clothes evenly.

Then turn on the spinner and go again. If the shaking doesn’t stop, its good idea to wash all the cloths first, then transfer them into the spinner to balance things out. Allowing excessive rocking could damage the spinier portion of the machine which would require you to fork out money for repair.

Tips for spinning clothes

  1. Transfer cloths without squeezing any water out of them. The spinner will take care of any moisture in the cloths.
  2. Load the spinner to its capacity.
  3. Press down on the cloths to remove some of the water in them, this will result in a aster drying.
  4. Place the spinner mat over the cloth
  5. Close the first plastic covering, and then the second, then run a spin cycle.
  6. After the spin cycle, rinse by sending in water into the inlet provided at the spinning tub. Make sure to send in water first until clothes are saturated, then stop, and then do a spin cycle.
  7. Repeat rinsing as much as you like depending on how sensitive you are to detergents, and finally dry clothes in the dryer or on the line.
  8. Another alternative to rinsing clothes is to fill the wash tub with clean water and then put back the spinned clothes inside the tub. This give a more thorough rinsing as opposed to spin rinsing. After that, you want to transfer the cloth back into the spinner to remove excess water out of them. The big disadvantage to this method is however, lack of convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we use washing machine daily?

Domestic washing machines are meant to be used only in a domestic setting, which naturally, should never subject or only rarely ever subject a machine to daily usage. Using a washer everyday will cause it to be overused, which can lead to a breakdown of the machine earlier than expected since such frequency of usage was never catered for in the design and construction of the machine in the first place.

So avoid using washing machine as frequently as every day, although that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t subject machines to back to back daily usage when the need for it arises. Almost all modern electronics have some padding done in their design with regards to that.

Does rinse and spin clean your clothes?

Rinse and spin (in the spinner) does clean your cloths, but not a much as rinsing in the wash tub and then spinning in the spinner does. The former saturates cloths with water and then spins, but there’s not agitation to treat every potion of the cloths properly. The latter on the other hand, relies solely on agitation, which does a better job at removing soap residue from the cloth.

While rinsing in the wash tub and then spinning to dry cloths is the better option to properly cleaning cloths, the methods has the disadvantage of not being as convenient as simply connecting a hose to the inlet at the spinner and cleaning it from there. So there’s a compromise which every method you opt for, but in my opinion, rinse and spin should be used by in sensitive people and the other should be used by those that are sensitive to detergents.

Does high spin speed damage cloths?

No, high spin speed does not damage clothes, so long you’re using it on the right type of fabric to begin with. Most fabrics have portion on them dedicated to educating you and I on the right kind of treatment to give to the cloth, and whether or not you should use a high spin speed is usually designated there too.

Typically, these fabrics and materials include denser cloths like jeans and materials like pillows. I find that high spin speed give a kind of frizz to towels and other delicate materials. So for your more expensive clothes or favorite cloths, you want to stick with a lower revolution per minute.

Which comes first rinse or spin?

It really depends on how much time you have on the clock and how sensitive your skin is to detergents. If you’re not in a hurry, spin first to remove excess suds from detergent on the cloth and then rinse. This should work best for sensitive people, and may be with another cycle of rinsing.

On the other hand, if you’re in a hurry, you can start by rinsing first then spinning. Whichever way, I don’t think there is any difference to the final quality of cleaning you get. So do it the way it best suits you.

Does high spin speed shrink clothes?

It could on certain types of clothes that are prone to shrinking for example cotton. Usually, whether or not a garment requires high speed spinning is made know by the manufacturer at the tag tucked inside the neck seam, so use that as a guide on whether to high spin speed clothes or not.

Final Verdict

Yes, washing and spinning cloths at the same time in the washing machine is recommended as it saves you a lot of time. While doing so, its good to observe and make sure your washing machine isn’t making wired noises and rocking side by side which indicates an unbalance in the load inside the spinner or of the load in both sides of the machine.

In this cases, you want to open the spinner and adjust the cloths to make sure they are more distributed around the basket. If that doesn’t stop the weird noises and shakiness, it could be because you’re spinning very little amount of clothes, so pause the spin cycle and wash first, then transfer everything for the spin.